Gordon fifth graders all take on "weekend homework projects," long-term, self-directed learning adventures.
They set goals, file a plan with their teacher, and then begin, journaling their progress along the way.
This fifth grader set out to build himself a custom go-cart, a project that led him to learn welding and basic electrical engineering along the way.
Today during study hall, he demonstrated his results for his classmates. A written report will follow.