Learning Fair

WHO CAN BE  IN THE FAIR?

It’s voluntary, for any student in grades 4-6.

HOW DO I START?

Think of a question that you would like to answer, such as “What is a mosaic? How does a plane fly? Who was Mozart? Why does it rain?”

WILL MY TEACHER HELP?

This is a project to work on at home. Your parents can help, but they should not do the work. Mr. Foti and a teacher assigned at each grade level are here to offer support and resources. Each grade will have a teacher at that grade level assigned to review all projects and talk with the students about their projects in that grade level.

WILL THE PROJECTS BE JUDGED?

No. The purpose of this event is to have fun, learn by exploring, and see other projects at the fair. It’s even OK if your project doesn’t turn out the way you expected. That’s part of learning too!

 

The morning of the learning fair, student exhibitors will set-up in the gym.

EXHIBITORS SHOULD PLAN ON ATTENDING THE EVENING TOUR OF THE FAIR FROM 6:30-8:00PM  TO HIGHLIGHT THEIR DISPLAY FOR VISITORS.

Exhibits will be taken down by the student that night when the evening program concludes


Presentation Guidelines:

Exhibits should be self-explanatory, and print should be large, clear, and neat.

Label your name on all presentation materials.  Exhibits should be durable.

3-sided cardboard display board holds-up well, and creates a nice backdrop. Credit everyone who works on your project.

How to get started

  • Decide on a question, problem, or creative topic to explore
  •     Gather information and materials
  •     Organize and analyze information that answers your question
  •     Decide on a solution, conclusion, or answer
  •     Plan and prepare a display that shows your work

Sample topics:

Language Arts:  Compare different versions of the same story; create your own story book

Math:  Demonstration how do we measure gas mileage

Art:  Choose an artist, create a project in their style

Music:  Make an instrument, write/perform a song

Science:  Record plant growth, observe/draw animal tracks

Social Studies:  Report on current events; study a culture

Physical Fitness:  Measure/monitor heart rate during exercise

Ways of sharing:

Models / Drawings  /Graphs  /Charts / Dioramas / Slides  Videos

Computer / Reports/  Posters / Photographs

 

Give the attached, completed registration form to your teacher by  Monday May 2, 2016

For Questions contact

Heather Fields at Hfield10@gmail.com or

PTO at hoosicvalleypto@gmail.com

LEARNING FAIR REGISTRATION FORM