Project Description: Complete a book study or Literature Circle report with these exciting pop-up reports! Easy to make, these customized and flexible projects will motivate your students to read, think and write. Students have 9 types of mini reports to choose from to complete and add to their pop- up report organizer! If you are using these as literature circle reports, create one organizer per group and have each group member pick one mini report to complete and put together in their group pop-up organizer.
•1 file folder per report
•Additional paper supplies depend on the type of mini report
Be creative and design any type of pop-up
Mini reports are displayed inside the
pop-up or along the slides!
Project Description: Complete seven reading activities within this
wonderful story pouch including; a letter to the author, parts of the story,
main character analysis, summary, sequence and word work. Keep the
activities connected and organized within this handy pouch.
•5 white business envelopes per pouch
•Ribbon or survey tape
(found at Home Depot)
•White lined paper
Store all of your solar system projects in this super cute backpack!
Project Description: Make this a highlight of your students year by traveling through the Solar System together. Let your students keep all of their important information in their Solar System backpack, which stores and organizes all six projects. Just do a few or do them all for a complete learning adventure!
Project Description: Take your students on a voyage on the Mayflower with this reading for research book. Use popular library books to teach your students how to read for content. This simple question/answer format allows your students the practice of finding answers in the text.
Materials needed per student
•2 grocery bags per student
•2 wooden spoons per student
Project Description: Let each of your students become their own reporter and editor by researching and writing their own newspaper! It’s a great way to recap what they have already studied in all of their major subjects including, math, reading, writing, social studies, science and health.
Materials needed per student
•2 large grocery bags
Project Description: Your classroom will have a blast creating their very own game with our You Make The Game project. Students design their very own game board, make up the rules and most importantly, research and write all of the question / answer cards. Once the games are finished you can have a big game day and let the students play each other’s games!
One piece of paper folds into the four stages of the life cycle!
Project Description: This project definitely has the ‘wow” factor for your students! By simply using 1 piece of paper per animal you are able to uniquely highlight the cycle of life of a frog, chick, butterfly, pig and bean plant.
•5 Ziploc Bags
•5 pieces of white paper
Project Description: The Titanic is one of most tragic and fascinating topics in history. This research project is designed to teach and emphasize reading for information research skills. With plenty of resource materials available online and in text, your students will be completely engaged in the learning process.
Materials needed per student
•2 file folders
•3 1⁄2 business envelopes
•Packing tape / scissors
Project description: Reinforce math and writing skills with this exciting Magazine project! This math magazine can be something that your students work on over the course of the year as an extension or done within a week. As each student completes their magazine, create a library and let your students enjoy reading each other work and solving the math problems embedded into the magazine. Great for open house as well!
•1 large paper bag
•Survey tape (found in various colors at Home Depot)
•Crayon/markers, or colored pencils
Project Description: Create a winter carnival environment that is allows your students to review and practice math concepts and have fun at the same time. This kit has 15 easy to create games that can be played all winter. These games can be done ina large room with students rotating activities or you could do them as whole group activities once a week on a chosen day of the week such as “Freezing Fridays”.
Project Description: Writing Pen Pal letters can be an excellent way to learn about another country, state or city, reinforce concepts learned in class and improve writing skills.
This project includes instructions on making Pen Pal Portfolios and complete lessons on writing a friendly letter and using the response letters to improve your students own writing. The portfolio is a great place to store copies of your student ‘s letters and response letters from their Pen Pals to track progress.
•1 large grocery bag
•2 white business envelopes
Project Description: Your students get to keep their answers a secretwith this unique mystery book report! Report activities include predictingthe plot, guessing how the characters develop or change, predicting the ending and a story Summary.
•1 file folder per student
•Double side report template
Project Description: This project is perfect for class presentations! As your students read their book and complete the thought provoking questions, they collect artifacts that they either make or find around their home to help them remember and stay connected with the book! Artifacts are stored right inside the memory bag and are easily accessible during a presentation.
•5 large lunch bags
Project Description: Encourage your students to compare themselves to one of their favorite characters by creating a spoon person of themselves and the character. Then have your students complete a paper plate Venn Diagram highlighting the similarities and differences.
•2 uncoated paper plates
•2 wooden spoons
Project Description: Let your students explore Presidential and classroom politics at the same time with this Election Briefcase. Activities include; tracking the pathway to becoming President, learning about the two major political parties, Profiling our President, creating an Electionary of important vocabulary words, and writing a letter to the President. Then students start the trip to becoming Class President Including ; designing their own political party, filling out a job application for Class President, and writing a speech!
Materials for each briefcase:
•1 file folder
•1 piece of card stock paper
Project Description: 8 reading projects covering six different genres, all stored in a reading
backpack! As each genre of book is read, a project is completed and kept in the backpack until
the reading journey is finished. Your students will have a collection to keep forever!
Project Description: Another easy project to help your students deepen their understanding and love of books. This style of report works great for biographies as the pockets hold room for various categories including; childhood facts, famous quotes, achievements, family life, impact on our society, struggles.
•1 large grocery bag per 2 students
•Index cards for research
Project Description: Your students will love creating this interactive book to share with their classmates. You can make large ones out of grocery bags or smaller lunch sack size. Staple the bags together, and inside each bag you can create activities or add additional pictures to go along with the story.
•5 large lunch bags or grocery bags
Spice up your daily vocabulary work by having your students create their own vocabulary book as a reference guide and reinforcement of new words. Each page has space for several words, definitions, examples and pictures. Organize the book by alphabet order for easy reference. This project is appropriate for every grade
and is specifically helpful for math vocabulary.
Materials for small book:
• 4 lunch bags per student.
• 1 hair elastic or rubber band per student
• 4 small index cards per student
• ABC stickers per student (optional, for decoration)
Materials for large book:
• 4 grocery bags per student.
• 1 yard of yarn, ribbon or survey tape (found at
• 4 card stock sheets of paper per student
• ABC stickers per student
Project Description: Create inexpensive mini- games for your students to use to practice any new concept. Slide protectors can be found at Staples. Games such as Tic Tac Toe, Jeopardy and Where Am I? are really simple to create and provide hours of fun and learning.
Materials for each game:
•1 Sheet protector per game
Project Description: Let your little students present in style with this quick and easy stage for them to show off their ideas, experiences or stories to the rest of the class! Presenters decorate the background and create the characters.
•1 ½ uncoated paper plates
•Ribbon or yarn
Project Description: This project sounds expensive but is
practically free! Improve the quality of your students writing by
allowing them to write a story, then easily record the story on a
CD to build a Book on CD classroom library. This
writing project naturally encourages students to
use descriptive vocabulary, conversation
and lots of action. Students can record sound
effects, ask friends to help record different voices,
as long as they include those sounds in their
writing! This is a great keepsake for parents!
•1 file folder per student
•1 CD per student
•Download free recording software (Audacity) onto computer
•Microphone (most schools have at least one, if not one can be purchased at Staples for less than $20)
Project Description: Give your students a creative way to
talk about their family and their lives with this interactive
stage. Students use index cards to create themselves and
their family members, design the background to look like
their own home and they are ready to tell the story of their
life! Students can also collect information about their life
including their address etc., on the foldable report.
This 3-D project is a great way to draw attention to the importance of the Sun! There is space on this pop-up display for quick facts about the sun, layers of the sun, how we depend on the sun and facts about Solar Eclipses!
Grade Level: 3rd Grade Science, 4th grade Science, 5th Grade Science
Materials per student:
• 4 pieces of yellow construction paper
Price - $5.95 Kit Includes:
PDF step-by-step full photo instructions
Sun templates (4 pages)
Let your students write and publish their own space magazines with this easy to assemble bag project. Topics for the magazine include what life is like on a space ship, famous astronauts, quick space facts and more! Create a library for students to read each other’s magazine, or host a “launch party” to introduce your new magazine!
Teachers agrees that word walls can be a great resource for students, however we all know that they can be difficult to maintain and keep updated throughout the year. Well now your students can keep track of their new vocabulary with their own personal Mini Word Wall! In only 3 easy steps, each of your students can manage, add to and reference their vocabulary words, definitions, word choices, parts of speech and punctuation rules right at their desks. The Mini Word Wall can also make editing easier for you as they can check spelling, punctuation etc., while they are working on their writing assignments!
As your students learn about each layer of the Earth, give them a memorable way to record important information. This easy to assemble, fun to work with project is a great way to highlight each layer of the Earth.
Any major First Grade theme can be enhanced by a learning backpack! It’s a great way to build on a theme, tie lessons together and inspire students. As your students learn about a subject or complete a project they can store them in their personal backpack.
Any major First Grade theme can be enhanced by a Vocabulary Wheel! Help your children keep track of key vocabulary by letting create a vocabulary wheel made out of paper plates. Fun to make and great for review!
Project Description: Students take a closer look at their first and last names, explore word combinations, the meaning of their name, and the history of their names. This two hour activity encourages students to use their thinking skills, research capability and writing skills.
What a great way to start off the school year! Set the tone for your fun-filled classroom by having “mini schools” on each student’s desk for them to complete in their first week of school. Not only is this a great way to get a first week snapshot of each student’s ability, it also gives you personal information about each student. Let your students and parents know that your class is off to a busy and creative start!
Perfect for integrating reading, science and social studies as young students learn about the Texas state flower…the Bluebonnet! These Book Baggie Reports are easy to put together, keep the students attention and work perfectly for open house as the accompanying bluebonnet flowers look great in any classroom. Read the rest of this entry »