The unit of study for the 2nd semester is the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP).  This project was developed by the Texas Education Agency in 2002 and has been expanding ever since.   Click on the link below to go to the website where you can learn more about the projects.

www.texaspsp.org

All students had a choice when selecting their project.

All 2nd graders chose the science/social studies project called "The Ripple Effect: A Study of Water".

http://www.texaspsp.org/tasks/Grade2Water_FINAL.pdf

Current phase of Project:  Phase II, Independent Research 

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3rd graders chose one of 2 projects:  "Building a Business: Games and Toys" and "Mathematics in Nature".

http://www.texaspsp.org/tasks/Grade3_GameandToy_Business_FINAL.pdf

Current phase of Project:  Phase II, Game Creation

 

Business simulation game:  "Lemonade Stand"

http://www.classbrain.com/cb_games/cb_gms_bag/lemonade.html

 

http://www.texaspsp.org/tasks/Grade3Symmetry_FINAL.pdf  

Current phase of Project:  Phase II, Independent Research 

 

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4th graders chose one of the following 3 projects: "Enigmas", "The Gift of Age", or "Innovation Celebration".

http://www.texaspsp.org/fourth/Enigmas4.pdf

Current phase of Project:  Phase II-Independent Research

 

http://www.texaspsp.org/fourth/GiftofAge4.pdf

Current phase of Project:  Phase II, Independent Research

 

http://www.texaspsp.org/fourth/InnovationCelebration4.pdf

Current phase of Project:  Phase II-Independent Research

 

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5th graders chose one of 2 projects: "Collectibles: Fad or Fortune" or "Story Quilts".

http://www.texaspsp.org/tasks/Grade5Fads_FINAL.pdf

Current phase of Project:  Phase II, Independent Research 

 

http://www.texaspsp.org/tasks/Grade5Story_Quilt_FINAL.pdf

Current phase of Project:  Phase II, Independent Research

 

 


Attachment:

 TopicSubmission.doc

We will be using the Internet to research information needed for our projects.  This video, created by one of our district technology coaches, has very useful information about how to "read the Internet".  Click below to watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F2f64BvG_w

 

After you watch the video, open the attachment below.  Decide with a partner whether the listed websites are real or fake.