Randy Rose 2015-2016
The Greenhouse Effect
The area of focus for this project will be to measure the reading and math progress of 4th grade RTI students through the effectiveness of a project-based learning experience. Using a newly constructed green house, the students will grow wave petunia plants from seeds and present them as mature flowering baskets to their mothers or caregivers at a culminating Mother’s Day event. This project will require students to practice reading, writing, science and mathematics standards while taking ownership of this project. Throughout the project, students will also keep a logbook and video diary. They will create an IMovie of the entire project to be presented–along with the flowering baskets–on Presentation Night. Using STAR Reading and Math assessments, student growth will be compared to students that did not participate in the project.