How Long Have You Been Hosting Projects:
I started hosting online projects in 1999. The first project was an Oreo Project which was set up originally to collect data for a science fair project and the thought of collecting data on the internet seemed to be fun and interesting. Though the project was overwhelming with ALL that had to be learned; it turned out to be great fun -- AND an annual event.
Who Can Join An OnlineProject
PreK - Sixth Grade classrooms worldwide are invited to be a part of our projects. The only rule is that YOU HAVE FUN!!!
Do All Your Projects Involve Food?
No, but a great many of them do. Let's face it -- the more senses you use when learning, the better the possibility will be that you will remember what you learned. The main reason that oreos, candys, and cereals are used is that they offer so many possibilities!! <g> However, I am always striving to add more "non-food" related projects in our upcoming events. (Be sure to check out our literature and writing projects!)
Is There A Cost To Participate?
There is never a cost to join in a ProjectsByJen.com project. However, you will probably have to spend a small amount on the supplies needed for the project. We try to keep the cost under $10 per class. For example: a bag of Oreos is $2.49; a box of Froot Loops was approximately $3.50. Most classes need just 2 boxes/bags of whatever project we are working with.
What Grade Are These Projects Aimed At?
Though our projects are able to be used by ALL grades from PreK through Sixth, I have to say that most of the Lesson Ideas and Worksheets are aimed at the 3rd grade level. This is not because I love 3rd grade, but because it seems that most everything can easily be adapted either up or down from that grade level!
I Have An Idea For A Project But Don't Know What To Do!
Projects really aren't as hard as they look.
If you have a great idea, but want a bit of help getting it underway, just drop me an email and we will figure out how to get it up and going!!
What Is Projects By Jen?
Projects By Jen is a website for teachers created by a teacher who wants EVERYONE to bring fun back into teaching. You will always get useful (and fun ideas) to use with your classroom!
My journey to ProjectsByJen.com also included Technospud.com and then Jenuinetech.com -- same projects, different websites but ProjectsByJen.com is our final home!