Year Long Project Report and Presentation – What’s Expected for Lower Elementary?All Lower El students are required to complete 4 community service hours each semester. Your child may want to continue the same service project throughout the year or do multiple projects. Either way, the total should be 8 hours by the end of the year.Students should be ready to present their first 4 community service hours on the due date: January 17, 2020.If your child would like to organize his/her community service hours, he/she can do so using this template: Peace Project
Recording Sheet.After completing 4 service hours for this semester, your child can begin creating some type of visual presentation to present to the class in January. Some ideas for the visual piece include creating a poster, diorama, pamphlet, video, or digital presentation (such as PowerPoint). Many students like to include pictures they've taken while completing their hours. If your child needs a guiding sheet, please click HERE.Some projects ideas include Beach Sweeps to clean the local beaches, neighborhood trash pick up, Pennies for Patients, and volunteering time and talents to organizations such as the SPCA, Cooper Hall, or the local food bank. Students are encouraged to think about where the community needs are and how they can help. See the link below for more community ideas and organizations.
Year Long Project Report and Presentation – What’s Expected for Upper Elementary?
Project Due Date: April 23, 2019
Peace Project Extravaganza April 26, 2019
Written summary: Choose one option:
1) For students who did the SAME project all year:
Write a three-paragraph summary/reflection of your project.
Paragraph 1: Introduce your project, tell why you chose it, and describe exactly what you did. Be sure to include topic sentence and concluding statement.
Paragraph 2: Describe your experience. How did your project make you feel while you were engaged in it? Were there moments of failure, success, indecision, doubt, humor, frustration, happiness, sadness? How did your involvement in the project impact others in a positive way? Was your project worth the sacrifice of your time and resources?
Paragraph 3: Reflection: What have you learned about yourself through this experience? Do you have more/less understanding or empathy than you did before volunteering? In what ways, if any, has your sense of self, your values, your sense of “community,” your willingness to serve others, and your self-confidence/self-esteem been impacted or altered through this experience? Will these experiences change the way you act or think in the future?
2) For students who chose to do two or more projects during the year:
Paragraph 1: Briefly summarize each of the projects that you completed. Use one or two sentences for each project.
Paragraph 2: Choose the project that you enjoyed most or the one which made you feel made the biggest difference in the world or community. Describe this experience. How did your project make you feel while you were engaged in it? Were there moments of failure, success, indecision, doubt, humor, frustration, happiness, or sadness? Explain. How did your involvement in the project impact others in a positive way?
Paragraph 3: Reflection: What have I learned about myself through these experiences? Do I have more/less understanding or empathy than I did before volunteering? In what ways, if any, has your sense of self, your values, your sense of “community,” your willingness to serve others, and your self-confidence/self-esteem been impacted or altered through these experiences? Will these experiences change the way you act or think in the future? What is the biggest thing you have learned by engaging in a Year Long Project?
PRESENTATION BOARD or DISPLAY
This can be a poster board or a thicker presentation board (Science Fair Display Board). NO POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS OR OTHER COMPUTER-BASED PRESENTATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your display must include:
- Title of Project (If you did more than one project, your title can be “Year-Long Projects”, then put subtitles on each project)
- Your name
- Written summary (as described on first page)
- Photos of you doing your activity or letters, brochures, or other evidence relevant to the activity
- Measurable data from your projects. If you did more than one project, you should include measurable data from each project. You may make separate data charts for each, or if you are able to condense all of your data into one chart or graph, this is acceptable. For instance, you could make one graph of time spent in each activity, money raised during each activity, etc. Examples of graphs include.
Please view the following link to explore a wide variety of Peace Project Ideas and Charities for our children. If you have additional ideas and charities to share or would like to spear up one of the group activities please contact Karla Leahy, firstname.lastname@example.org.