Inventors, welders and engineers every weekend

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.

a look at fifth grade weekend homework projects from 2015
 

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