2nd Grade Projects
It is time for 2nd grade students (and 1st grade students who are interested) to begin their individual
projects. The projects need to be completed at home and then shared with the class at school. Kids
can schedule to present their projects throughout the spring as they complete them. Here are the
steps to follow to complete a project:
1. Choose a topic, something you know a lot about or something new you want to explore.
2. Plan the steps you will take to teach your classmates about your topic.
3. Gather information using interviews, library books, the internet . . .
4. Write your report and make visuals to go with it.
5. Practice your presentation.
This part is especially for parents. Your job is to guide and support your child through this process.
The child should do the writing and the work. Projects can be presented in various formats but the
standard presentation that many children seem to prefer is preparing a posterboard display then using a
pointer and doing an official lecture in front of their classmates. Some examples of more unusual
projects that were presented in the past include: a demonstration of a karate routine; an interview with
a Papa John’s pizza man along with a pizza making demonstration right before our very eyes; and a
videotaped interview with the man who has been the donut maker at Melo-Glaze bakery for most of his
life. As you can see, almost anything goes. Help your child choose and pursue something of interest.
Project Contract (Complete and return this page to school)
The date I will share my project with the class is_______________________________________
Julie and Patrice will check their calendars and send back a confirmation.
(Some kids like to have their parents or siblings attend their project presentation. )
Checklist for Project
Attach this sheet to your completed project
____My project was made by me. Color the bar below to show the amount of help:
I worked alone __________________I had help the whole time.
____My project included my own writing.
____My project included a visual (poster, model, sample, etc.)
____I practiced my presentation before giving it to the class.