Thursday, 17 February 2011

School Projects

School Projects

I refer of course, to the school project.
If ever there was a need for parents to unite against a common enemy it is the school project. For those of you unfamiliar with take home school projects, or for those of you fortunate enough to have suppressed such memories, there are seven stages to every school project. A parent will casually ask between bites when the project is due, the child will respond that it is due in one month and the parents will process that information to mean that they never have to be concerned about this again.
High Noon.

The night before the day before the project is due, the child will approach one or both parents and shriek, "What about my diorama?" It Takes a Village to Decorate a Shoe Box
On the day before the project is due, work will be parceled out to all family and extended family members within a radius of fifteen miles.Emerging From the Trial By Fire
Generally sometime after 11:00 pm, anger is replaced with a sense of accomplishment when the school project is completed. All the stress and turmoil evident on the faces of the parent or parents will vanish once it is apparent that the nightmare is over. Stage 6. The Return of the Prodigal Project
Days later the child returns with the project and the grade. The project is placed in a position of prominence for a period generally lasting no longer than 72 hours before it is tossed into the trash with the coffee grinds while the child is at school. Stage 7. A Clean Slate
A child comes home with a new school project. Repeat steps 1-6.
I'm willing to march in front of the school board if you're with me on this school project issue. 100th day of school projects and activities can be difficult to come up with. That is why we are providing a list of possible 100th day of school projects and activities that you can do with your students. • Donate 100 cans of dog food or cat food to your local animal shelter
• Have your kids list 100 things that they hate
• Challenge your kids to do 100 cartwheels or summersaults as a class relay
There are many possibilities of different 100th day of school projects and activities. You can even have your students help you come up with different, fun 100th day of school projects and activities.
Many times children will get interested in their genealogy due to a family tree school project. Many sites have a junior genealogy kit set up just for kids. It contains everything they will need to to research their family tree. Several schools have implemented a project such as this for students. The family tree is a history of your family and therefore it should not just be viewed as cut and dry. A family tree can also include a scrapbook of the most important things about your family. The family history done from the view of a child that in the fifth or sixth grade is going to be priceless when they get older. This project can be added to a larger one to preserve for future generations. As a school project the search for your ancestors can be part of a history lesson. Learning about your own family will help you to understand other people's history. When you decide on a family tree school project such as this, the benefits will be many.


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