PACE Newsletter

Week of March 21st-24th, 2016

Dear PACE Parents,

I hope you all had a great Spring Break. It’s so nice to have some time off to get rejuvenated! We’re on the downhill stretch, but we have so much left to do in PACE in the next few months!

This week we concentrated on writing, editing and revising rough drafts. The students have worked so hard on their outlines, bibliography cards, and notecards. It’s great seeing them organizing their notes and thoughts to write their research report. The students that have finished the rough drafts have started typing final drafts of their report.

Our PACE open house, Evening with Experts, is Tuesday, May 17th from 6:00-7:30 pm. It will once again be held in the Chisholm Trail High School cafeteria. The students love sharing their research projects on this special night.

Thank you for all you do!

Meg Farley mfarley@ems-isd.net

Three parts of the research project

Part one: The research paper--we are completing these in class.

Part two: The display board--we are completing these in class.

Part three: The product--students are completing these at home.

Homework:

Work on your final product. These are due the week of April 18th on your PACE day.

Examples of Products

Types of Products for Research project

Advertisement

Art gallery

Banner

Board game

Book cover

Brochure

Chart

Collage

Comic strip (8 boxes min.)

Commercial

Computer program

Crossword puzzle

Dance

Demonstration

Diagram

Diary

Dictionary

Diorama

Etching

Experiment

Game

Interview

Lesson to teach

Magazine article

Map with legend

Mobile

Model

Mural

News article

News report

Package for a product

Painting

Pamphlet

Photo essay

Picture dictionary

Picture story book

Play

Power Point

Product cube

Puppet show

Relief map

Scavenger hunt

Scrapbook

Shadow box

Song or rap

TV game show

Video tape

**Save the Date** Evening with the Experts

Tuesday, May 17th, 6-7:30pm

3100 Northwest College Drive

Fort Worth, TX

The students will stand by their projects and have an opportunity to share information as people pass by. It is sort of like a science fair without the judging!

Camp Invention Information

This summer there will be several camps that our district will host. One of these is Camp Invention. It will be held at Willow Creek Elementary from July 11-15th, 2016. Here is a link with more information to this popular camp: http://campinvention.org/2016-program/ . We’ll keep you posted on other camps or summer activities throughout the rest of the year.