Look What I've Learned Through Print Making

Mrs. Jensen
Reed Elementary School
Grades 3-5
Kuna, ID
Project Cost: $197.79
Dollars to go: $55.89

My Students

Our school is very unique because we offer the district's only Dual Language program, which is an English and Spanish immersion program for grades K-5 (our program also continues through middle and high school). In addition to being a Dual Language school, we are also the magnet school for ELL and Migrant students in our district, and we offer Title One services and Extended Resource services which adds to the dynamics of our classrooms. In my class, there is an even balance of native Spanish speaking students and native English speaking students. We learn all subjects in both languages, and we learn about cultural awareness through our curriculum.

My Project

Assessment is a way for students to showcase what they've learned and a way for teachers to assess the quality of their instruction. Often times exams or tests are used as a means to assess student learning, which can be useful in many ways, but it should not be the only way to assess student learning. Test scores don't always represent what the student truly understands and what the student can do. I believe through print making, students can truly demonstrate what they have learned about any topic, whether it be a chapter summary from a novel or a science concept like the life cycle of a star. Students would have to reflect on the most important ideas they've learned from a topic, brainstorm how their design will look and how it incorporates the topic, then create their print. Students can show what they've understood from a chapter of a text book or novel, or what they understood from an informational article through their print. This would be especially beneficial for my ELL (English Language Learners) students who struggle with expressing their thoughts and opinions. Print making is less stressful than having to write an essay or book report, as there isn't the obstacle of a language barrier.