Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tried It Tuesday- Million $ Project Results

It's Tuesday, time to link up with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper.

Our last project of the year was The Million Dollar Project. You can get this free here.

This is my second year to attempt this. Last year was a night mare. This year I added an end product. Students were supposed to create a poster for their project.
These were some of the end products:
These first two went above and beyond. Aren't they great?

 And, the masses... I just let them hang them anywhere and everywhere!

The issue we had was almost all our printers were down. So, I also gave the option of creating a Power Point. I actually liked this better and think next year I will not do the poster, just the power point.

Overall, I think the project went really well. They had plenty of time, maybe too much. I did have an issue with the computer labs, but that was more poor planning on some other departments, not myself. I hope we do this project again, but yes, I know we will "tweak" it as needed.

What would you buy with a million dollars?
Me? Security. I would pay all debt, houses, cars, etc... and travel, travel, travel. It's a dream, I know. But every one needs a dream, right?

Happy Tuesday everyone! 


  1. this is a really cool idea/project. I might have to scale it down to a hundred bucks with some of my kids.

    Security...to be grown up and responsible---I totally agree.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  2. Great project! There's pro and cons to a powerpoint project and the posters-maybe they can have a choice. They look FANTASTIC!
    I like your plan...security, after I buy several dozen pairs of shoes of course!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. What a wonderful project idea! Students learn so much from open ended projects like this! I like having students create power points too. They are always so creative and impress me with what they can produce!
    Fourth Grade Flipper