2017 Projects

Welcome to our Genius Hour page for our 2017 projects. Here you will find brainstorming, project updates and final reflections. Thanks for checking out our Genius!


December 19, 2017

Take a look at our finished Genius Hour Presentations. Each and every student worked so hard to study their passion and share their learning with others. Here's a glance at the final result.

Gaming by Carl & Ethan



Ethan says, "I am proud of my Genius Hour project because me and Carl worked very hard to get our presentation done and finished. I could extend my Genius hour project by getting the RIGHT video on our project (The Rocket League video). I hope after hearing my project others learned how to play NBA 2k16 and Rocket League."

 

Carl says, "I am proud of my Genius Hour project because I accomplished a lot. I could extend my Genius hour project by making more videos and more slides that will teach others to play the game. I hope after hearing about my project others learned how to play and learn how to move the stick."


History of Legos by Sam



Sam says, "I am proud of my Genius Hour project because I taught people The Lego History. I could extend my Genius Hour project by teaching more instead of ending it right away. I hope after hearing about my project others learned "The Lego History".


Free Mini Library by Savannah and Gwenna



Gwenna says, "I learned how to organize and provide products for others. I am proud of my Genius Hour project because we did a very good job running the library. I could extend my Genius Hour project by sharing it with other students and making extra things on it. I hope after hearing about my project others learned how to get new books and get rid of old ones."

Savannah says, "I learned how to be organized and how to provide products and trust students to follow the rules of the library. I am proud of my Genius hour project because I pretty much started a non-selling put providing business and we established trading a book for another book. I could extend my Genius Hour project by putting it in a more busy location or by spreading the word more. I hope after hearing about my project others learned that even though you are a kid does not mean that starting providing a product is fine and how to stay organized with a group of people who are not organized."


Care Kits by Sophie, Lucy & Ruth



Ruth says, "I learned that even the little things that you do for people in need makes them so happy. I am proud of my genius hour project because it makes me feel good to help people. I could extend my genius hour project by making a lot of more of the kits or dressing it up a little more like adding more toys or coloring pages. I hope after hearing about my project others learned that they can do it to and even the little things are awesome."

Lucy says, "I learned how to make care kits for hospitals and how to let everyone have a job. I am helping kids in hospitals and working as a team. I could extend my Genius Hour project by making more care kits for other hospitals. I hope after hearing about my project others learned how to make care kits and what steps to take."



Sophie says, "I learned that for the hospital you have to get a sheet of paper so that you can tell them you want to give donations. I am proud of my Genius Hour project because me and my group work hard to get all the things together and our project is very nice for kids. I could extend my Genius Hour project by making sure that we have everything we need. I hope after hearing about my project others learned that it is very nice to help others.


Nicholas - Lego Soccer



Nicholas says "I am proud of my Genius Hour project because i worked really hard on it. I could extend my Genius Hour project project by building more stuff. I hope after hearing about my project others learned ho to use Legos and build a lot."


Jack - Custom Animations



Jack says, "I am proud of my Genius Hour project because it was cool seeing my ideas come to life in the videos especially the TV and Christmas ones. I could extend my Genius Hour project by creating more animations and making them better by editing my certain ones that I've already created like my original. I hope after hearing about my project others learned how to make an animation with the site I used."


Cole - Video Game Creation



Cole says, "I learned from my Genius Hour project how to code and make a game. I am proud of my Genius Hour project because it took lots of long and hard work and dedication to complete it. I could extend my Genius Hour project by having more time to complete more levels. I hope after hearing about my project people get the dedication and knowledge to make a video game." 


Te'veana, Marion & Josie - Pillow Creation 



Te'veana says, "I learned that you can help people by making things like arts & crafts they will be really thankful. I am proud of my Genius Hour project because it helped a lot of people and i enjoyed myself while making arts & crafts. I hope after hearing about my Genius Hour project others learned that its fun to help people in need."

Marion says, "I am proud of my Genius Hour project because I had help and it was really fun because on the first day of genius hour I did not know what to do for genius hour. I hope after hearing about my Genius Hour project others learned that you can make anything out of arts and crafts."

Josie says, "I learned that it is a nice thing to make Arts and crafts for the needed and making them happy! I am proud of my Genius Hour project because it is amazing what you can do in Just 1 Hour and it is really good to help people that don't have what they need so we are gonna make people happy and it took a long time making the pillows so I hope they like them. I could extend my Genius Hour project by not talking or playing around and if I got 6 more days of Genius Hour we would make a lot of more pillows and clay creations but that is just what we get. I hope after hearing about my project others learned that making things are nice and we helped a lot of people and I am proud of helping and being kind."


Maddie - Class Portraits



Maddie says, "I learned how to draw my own hair and eyes. I am proud of my genius hour protect because I worked hard to finish drawing 21 people in 5 hours. I could extend my genius hour project by writing about what people like and adding it to the "vine". I hope after hearing about my project others learned drawing can be easy if you focus."


Eli & Carter - Model Cars



Eli says, "I learned that it is really hard when you are making them but when you are making them you really need to plan it out also know what you are doing. I am proud of my Genius Hour project because I accomplished my goal which was finishing my cardboard car. I could extend my Genius Hour project by making different type of cars also make more than four. I hope after hearing about my project others learned that cardboard cars would be a awesome toy."

Carter says, "I learned to build cardboard cars. I am proud of my Genius Hour project because we finished 4 cardboard cars. I hope that me and Eli were an inspiration for others to create their own cardboard creations."


Ashton - Drawing Tutorials



Ashton says, "I learned to teach more kids and I learned that you can do what ever you want to do you don't have to be good at it. I am proud of my Genius Hour project because I like to teach people how to be better and to learn and to draw better. I could extend my Genius Hour project by creating more drawings. I hope after hearing about my project others learned how to be a better drawer."


Savion - How to Get More Youtube Views & Subscribers



Savion says, "I learned how to get subscribers and views myself. I am proud of my genius hour project because I helped other people get subs and views to become popular and get money. I could extend my genius hour project by making more videos. I hope after hearing about my project others learned how to get subs and views.

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November 27, 2017

Good Morning Woodpeckers! I hope that you've done some thinking about your Genius Hour project over the 5 day break. For morning work today I'd like to you to complete this survey.



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November 21, 2017

Your job is to create a new note in our class Padlet. Start brainstorming some topics you're passionate about. Remember, these should be topics you could do forever and ever if you could.

Made with Padlet


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Genius Hour - Progress Monitor

At the end of each Genius Hour you need to complete your personal log to update others on your progress.

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