My two science classes completed their first at home projects and I was thrilled with the results. They created "States of Matter" brochures. I didn't want to have them all share orally because they would have heard the same information over and over. It can get very monotonous listening to 46 reports.
I decided to try something different. I broke my children into groups of four. We discussed constructive criticism and how you can suggest things in a positive way. Each child had to review the brochure and leave a comment on the sticky note and then pass it to the right. They were told to also read the previous comments so it was not repetitive. I then had the groups of four choose the #1's out of the group and tell why they liked it. We had 6 #1's for each class.
I have two science classes so they reviewed the opposite class. I had already scored the brochures and had my comments under the sticky. I thought it was very successful and they kids loved reading the comments.
My favorite review...sub-par drawings!!!
I don't think I have ever used that word in a sentence before.
The project is part on my Matter Really Matters unit which is available on TPT for $7.00.