The zip file includes the project in its entirety, which is 4 PowerPoints, 6 work packets, and 4 reference guides. The entire 7th (and part of 8th) grade in our building used this project at the end of the year after standardized testing was over.
The Preview File for this listing is the first day of notes, an introduction to the project. I felt that this gave the basic overview as shown to students, and that it was a good way for you to see how the project is structured overall, in procedures and format.
Project Life was my end of year project when I was teaching 7th grade math. This project is most appropriate for the end of the year in grades 6 or 7, or any time in higher grades, due to the need of prior skills that are involved in the project.
When I did this project with my students, it ran for two weeks after state testing. You may be able to run the project for a shorter or longer duration, depending on the level of your students, and the complexity you may add.
I also had my students complete a review packet in their down time during the project, or when they needed a break from working on it. You may have something similar for them, or you could use other items in my shop for a review.
The project is mostly independent work! It doesn't need to be done in groups, and does not have to be done outside of class, unless you choose to assign it.
Items that you will need for the project include a folder for each student, a letter sized manila envelope for each student, copies of all work packets, grocery store circulars (can be obtained for free at most grocers), poster board, construction paper, glue, scissors, crayons, markers, rulers, and graph paper.
This project can be done completely without technology, but the use of computers may enhance the project. Personally, I had students email me any images they wanted to have printed, and I did a mass print each morning. But some students also brought things from home, which helped aid their creativity.
Powerpoints for most essential days are included, as with all notes. You can edit any document to make it specific to where your school is located.