- To provide extended educational and personal learning opportunities in the areas of special interest.
- To improve students’ written communication skills.
- Select the goals/activities you would like to complete. Limit yourself to two projects per area.
- Keep a journal recording
- What you plan to do,
- What you did,
- How you felt about the project or what you learned.
- Ask your parents to sign your journal after you finish each goal.
- Turn completed journal into your teacher by the deadline:
3rd 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.
- Memorize 5 poems and recite then to the class with expression.
- Write an original story and donate it to your classroom library. Ask your teacher for guidelines.
- Complete and present a Great Brain report.
- Choose three of the seven habits for happy kids (The Leader in Me) and set a goal for each habit. Work on each goal for two weeks and keep a journal of how you have improved.
- Design your own physical fitness program. Write down your activities and the time you spent exercising. The program should last for three consecutive weeks.
- Use the food pyramid to design a healthy eating plan. Use the pan to eat healthy for three consecutive weeks. Write down your plans and how they went.
- Participate in a sports or dance team. Write a weekly journal entry describing what you did. List your successes, how you can improve, and share your feelings for two months.
Science and Math
- Prepare and present a report on one of the 3rd grade science subjects. (Earth, Moon, Living and Non-Living, Force and Motion, Gravity, or Heat and Light)
- Design and complete a science project using the scientific method. Share with the class. Ask your teacher for guidelines.
- Create a game that uses math skills. Include instructions on how to play and how to win. Teach the class how to play.
- Design a community service project that requires at least 5-8 hours of your time. Write out your plans and record how they went.
- Prepare and share a report on one of the world’s major ecosystems. (desert, plain, tropic, tundra, grassland, mountain, forest, or wetland)
- Prepare and share a report on one of the indigenous groups of people in the early Americas (Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Great Basin, Southwestern, Arctic, Incan, Aztec, or Mayan)
- Participate in the school culture fair.
- Complete an entire month of practicing 5 minutes of Typing Pal, 5 days a week. Log your time in your journal. (You’ll learn how to do this in class within the next month)
- Enter the Jordan School District film festival, which is usually held at the beginning of May each year. Ask your teacher for guidelines.
- Create and present a PowerPoint presentation on a subject of your choice.
Art, Drama, Music
- Enter the PTA Reflections contest. Show your entry to your teacher.
- Participate in or attend a live professional performance: symphony, dance, theater, ballet, opera, etc.