Final Projects and Celebrations
Organizing projects and preparing for the celebration gives students additional opportunities to synthesize and apply their learning, and teaching others about the value of trees will cement their role as community Tree Stewards. Since students select and design their projects, the activity is fully differentiated and should be relevant, engaging and accessible to every member of the class.
In addition to creating a rich and vibrant learning environment for your community celebration, the final projects provide a valuable, authentic assessment of student learning.
California Content Standards
Grades 3 and 4
Listening and Speaking
2.0 Speaking Applications-Students deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests that are organized around a coherent thesis statement.
2.1 Make narrative presentations:
a. Relate ideas, observations, or recollections about an event or experience.
c. Provide insight into why the selected event or experience is memorable.
Depending upon the projects students select, various math, language arts, history, science and visual arts standards for grades 3 and 4 will also be addressed.