- To provide extended education and personal learning opportunities in the areas of special interest.
- To improve students' written communication skills.
- Choose 8 goals, one from each area of interest.
- Keep a journal recording
- What you plan to do,
- What you did,
- How you feel or what you learned.
- Parents sign off on completion of each goal.
- Turn completed journal into your teacher by the third Friday in May.
- Medallion and Certificate requires a completion of a minimum of 8 goals, preferably one project per area.
- Ribbon and Certificate requires completion of 6-7 goals, preferably in different areas.
- Certificate of recognition requires completion of 4-5 goals, preferably in different areas.
- Plan and present an experiment to the class.
- Do a report on a science topic that interests you and present your findings to the class.
- Write an original narrative and illustrate it, share your story with your class.
- Memorize 5 poems, select your favorite and recite it for your class.
- Do two book projects and present then to your class. your teacher has a list of suggested activities.
- Great Brain
- Interview your parents and learn about their jobs, then write an informational paragraph and present what you discovered to your class.
- Use information learned at school to do a project at home, share it with the class.
- Prepare a display or performance for the Talent Show and enter your work in the show.
Art, Drama, Music
- Enter the PTA Reflections contest. Share your entry with your teacher and classmates.
- Attend a museum and write a paragraph about something you learned at the museum.
- Attend a live performance or watch a performance on T.V. that lasts about 1-2 hours and write about it.
- Create your own art project (at least 2 pieces) incorporating an art concept learned at school and share it with the class.