Have students bring in sample items that they read outside of school, then make a 3D bulletin board. Start by letting the class brainstorm examples, then bring in items from home. Use things like cereal boxes, menus, comic books or other three-dimensional objects. The world isn’t flat, and your bulletin boards don’t have to be either!
Needing to do exercises looking up words in the dictionary based on the guide words at the tops of pages, but you can’t round up enough dictionaries? Every year when the new phone directories come out, round up enough of the old ones for each student to have one.
Encourage students to be a little more organized by using recycled boxes or cans in this art project. A little creativity is in order in guiding students in assembling materials into a storage unit. Nearly any student will benefit from this fun process of creating, then organizing.
There are a variety of uses for “homemade” paper. Use a paper recycling project as a way to promote awareness for recycling and landfill use. Recycled papers can also be used for wonderful crafts – everything from book covers to decorative pins.Whatever the lesson you use recycled paper for, check out the ideas here from the Teachnet.Com T2T forum for uses you may not have considered before and some great links.
If you sense the Web is one big ego trip, it would follow there would be lots of resumes, and resumes there are. So if you need a good computer, business or English class project with real-world applications, or want to turn students loose on a mission on the Web, have them research and write resumes. And for teachers, it never hurts to have a current resume on file. You may not need it for a new job, but it can be timely and impressive at evaluation time.