Ask students for ideas about the tasks that need to be done, the materials
required to complete each task and who might undertake each task. Record
student suggestions on a chart, such as the one below.
Planning Our Project
Things to Do
What We Will Need
Who Will Do It
You may have to prompt students, for example:
Should we let our parents
know what we plan to do?
How might we do this?
Should we get permission
from the principal?
Do we need to find out more about the nature
of the project?
For a helpful account of the planning and implementation of a Grade
2/3 project to improve the school playground, consult the article
by Surrey teacher, Janice Crawford (see References). As this account
suggests, there are many opportunities to integrate various subject
areas in the planning and implementation of a class project. The
authorized resources also contain examples of classroom and school