Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Favorite Classroom Projects Linky Party

It's another Linky Party! Amanda from "Teaching Maddeness" is having a Linky Party to showcase some of our favorite classroom projects. Here is the link to join in on the fun!

Here is one of my classroom projects that I am most looking forward to! I am always looking for ways to record what we have learned in an interesting way so that the kids will WANT to go back and read through it. So this year, we will be having a Pony Express. As we are having a western theme, which I talked about here, we are going to create a weekly newspaper! Throughout the week, my kids will have an opportunity to work on writing articles using information they are learning that week. They will then follow the writing process to prepare it for "publishing" on Friday.

At the end of the week, the kids will have an opportunity to place their article onto a chart that looks like this:

Each week will have articles by all three, even my K-3 daughter. She will be featured in the Artist's Corner with a picture she created that week. The finished product will look something like this:

Each Monday, we will flip the chart for the next "newspaper" layout. At the end of the year, we will have a year's worth of review! We can reread the newspaper and look at how we have learned and grown throughout the year! This could be integrated into any homeschool or classroom! If I had a full size class, I thought about including newspaper reporters in my classroom helper lists. Those who have the jobs could create articles for the end of the week! Do you have any suggestions? Comment below!


  1. Leah,
    LOVE your Pony Express idea!!! Can't wait to see/hear how it all goes! Please post pics here! Thanks again for visiting my blog and leaving your kind words!

  2. Thank you Dee! I am really excited to get it going so I can post some pics. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Leah,
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and joining up with the linky party! I love this idea! We always do an end of the year newsletter written by the students, but I would love to do it more often.

    I'm your newest follower. :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  4. Thanks for following Amanda! I love your site and all of the great ideas there. :)

  5. I'm thinking about doing a monthly newsletter written by my students. Cute idea. P.S. I'm your newest follower. :)
    iTeach 1:1

  6. Thanks Kristin! Glad to have you aboard! And hopefully you won't get bored. LOL (I slay myself)


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