How to Teach 3rd Grade Projects with Project Based Learning Templates

June 8, 2024

How to Teach 3rd Grade Projects with Project Based Learning Templates

What exactly is project-based learning?

Project-based learning is a popular educational approach, whereby students build sequential knowledge and skills by working on aparticular project over an extended period. The most effective projects provide children with the opportunity to explore and solve real-world problems.

Why is project-based learning important?

Project-based learning encourages students to be critical and creative thinkers as they learn how to problem solve real life situations. Students are immediately engaged in PBL as they connect to real life situations and therefore, the learning is relevant.

How does project-based learning differentiate?

Educators love project-based learning because it is differentiation teaching at its best! All students in one class can work at their own individual abilities and not feel excluded. PBL is inclusive and purposeful learning that caters for each student. Children delve deep into a topic and can add as much detail as they can!

How to set up project based learning?

Setting up project-based learning for students to work on quietly for a week does require thoughtful planning, however it is definitely worthwhile as once the work is set, children are deeply engaged in learning over days!

Here are 2 tried-and-tested projects that kids can’t get enough of!

This bundle consists of 2 projects: Food Truck Project & Restaurant Project. They are individual projects with no prep worksheets that consist of fun facts informational reading passages for kids to read and highlight main ideas, brainstorm bubble map, design logos, planning graphic organizers, menus, coloring sheets, STEM activities building a 3D model, writing prompts and much more.

This PBL resource is available both as a print and digital resource, so that you can project on your smartboard for whole class instruction, then print contents either individually or in booklet form (which the kids love!)

How to Teach 3rd Grade Projects with Project Based Learning Templates

What 2 projects are included in this bundle?

2. My Food Truck Project that consists of:

  • ‘My Food Truck Project’ (cover page)
  • Food Truck Fun Facts Informational Passage (students read and highlight key information)
  • I Can Visualize My Food Truck!
  • Design 4 Food Truck Logos
  • Brainstorm Foods to Sell
  • Plan a Summer Menu
  • Plan a Fall Menu
  • Plan a Winter Menu
  • Plan a Spring Menu
  • Design and Label Your Food Truck
  • Draw an Bird’s Eye View Floor Plan
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Food and Hygiene
  • Ingredients Shopping & Pricing
  • How Many Workers Needed?
  • Marketing Ideas
  • Get Creative! Create a Food Truck Poster to let the community know that you are now open for business!
  • My Favorite Part of This Food Truck Project… (writing prompt)
  • Extra-lined writing template (for differentiation)
  • Venn Diagram: Compare/Contrast Food Truck and Restaurant
  • 2 Things I Wonder…
  • Postcard Writing: Tell a friend all about your food truck business
  • Build a 3D Food Truck Model (using cardboard, blocks or recycled materials)
  • Food Truck Coloring Page

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2. My Restaurant Project that consists of:

  • ‘My Restaurant Project’ (cover page)
  • Fun Fact Informational Reading Passage (students read and highlight)
  • I Can Visualize Restaurant!
  • Design 4 Restaurant Logos
  • Brainstorm Foods and Dishes to Sell
  • Plan a Summer Menu
  • Plan a Fall Menu
  • Plan a Winter Menu
  • Plan a Spring Menu
  • Design and Label Your Restaurant
  • Draw a Floor Plan of your Restaurant
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Food and Hygiene
  • Ingredients Shopping & Pricing
  • How Many Workers Needed?
  • Marketing Ideas
  • Get Creative! Create a Restaurant Poster
  • My Favorite Part… (writing prompt)
  • Extra-lined writing template (for differentiation)
  • Venn Diagram: Compare/Contrast Restaurant and Food Truck
  • 2 Things I Wonder…
  • Postcard Writing: Tell a friend all about your restaurant business
  • Build a 3D Model (using cardboard, blocks or recycled materials)
  • Coloring Page

         

How to Teach 3rd Grade Projects with Project Based Learning Templates

How to use this bundle:

  • Print graphic organizers individually or into booklet form for students to work through at their own pace
  • Assign as a digital project
  • Partner Project
  • Early Finisher Activities
  • Morning Work
  • Homework
  • Homeschool or Summer School Project

Click below for more engaging ‘quiet work’ project based learning opportunities for kids:

My Food Truck Project

My Lemonade Stand Project

My Tree House Project

My Restaurant Project

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