These pictures are of their book covers. The students took their all-time favorite book and created a new cover for it. They had to include the author, illustrator (if applicable), publisher, author biography, and story summary. They created all of this on their own, and they turned out pretty darn cool!
This is what the crazy, filled up room looked like with science fair boards all over the place!
Here are a couple of the boards that I thought were particularly well done! These kiddos had some pretty clever science experiment ideas! Some looked at detergent and what worked better, others determined the melting point of chocolate (YUMMY!), one student looked at which flavor of bubble gum lasts the longest, and the list goes on and on...
Below are pictures of the ABCs of United States History books that the students created. (Later this summer I'll go into more detail about these, as I thought they are a pretty cool project!)
Here the students picked anybody they wanted to create a biography book report on. There were several different components to them, and the students did quite well.
The last part of the Project Fair was the poetry books the students worked on for most of the year. They wrote 25 original poems, illustrated each one, and decorated the cover. They also had to write the dedication page, table of contents, and about the author section. Many of them did a nice job, and they learned a great deal about poetry along the way!
The entire Project Fair was a HUGE undertaking for the 5th grade team and all of the students. However, the kiddos were SOOO proud the day their parents, families, and friends came to the school to see their items. They had worked hard and it all paid off!
Do you take on any huge projects like this one? What other activities would make a neat addition to our annual Project Fair?