PROJECT FAIR

This is a public forum where SCOPE students present their work to an audience and can see the work of their peers. Your students will learn how to set goals, prioritize their work, organize their thoughts, convey information to someone who knows nothing about them or their work, and follow through to the end. This is an exciting opportunity for the kids and SCOPE is proud to be a part of such a valuable activity for our homeschoolers!

GET INSPIRED...

Look at the subjects that you are studying this year. What would lend itself to a project? Are you studying history from Genesis and planning a weather unit? Maybe you love animals. Do you have a hobby outside school that you love?

HIGHLIGHTS...

Danish Judging system to score entries gives every student a chance for first place. Detailed guidelines let you know exactly what is expected. Enter individually or as a family or group. Modifications to written work available for struggling learners



SCORING...

Click to download the scoring criteria used to score the exhibits. The project criteria are different for each category. Fine Arts exhibits are critiqued (not judged) and as such, have it's own requirements. Prepare your project for judging by reviewing the criteria.

LOCATION:

Generation Church 2052 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento

DATE:

March 29-30, 2019

Event Details:

Drop Project off - Friday - 3:00 - 5:00pm
Viewing of Projects - Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm 
Saturday is Open to Public

Project must be picked up DAY OF EVENT
Projects not picked up by 2pm will be discarded
- NO EXCEPTIONS -

REGISTRATION:

BEGINS:
JANUARY 2019

DEADLINE:
MARCH 15TH, 2019

contact:

Melissa Sahaj  mmsahaj@surewest.net   916-612-9575
Mailing address : 3326 Brolio CtRancho Cordova, CA 95670

PRINTED MATERIALS:

Guidelines and registration form

COSTS:

$3 per student per project

WHO CAN REGISTER?

SCOPE Members in Kindergarten to Grade 12

ENTER INDIVIDUALLY, AS A GROUP OR AS A FAMILY

CATEGORIES

Crafts & Skills
Fine Arts (Including Photography)
Geography
History
Informative Science
Science Collection

creating your project entry

Choose a subject based on age and skill level.

Any subject studied since the last Project Fair is eligible. Included documentation like handwritten work, rough drafts, notes from parents, etc., so we know it is your own work

Be Creative!

Exhibits often use one or more of the following: model, specimen, photos of work in progress, experiment, display board, artwork, etc. Display boards, while common, are not required. Any computer or electronic device as part of a display requires special permission so we can be sure we can accommodate it.

Use both a display and written work.

Organize them to compliment (not duplicate) each other. The display should help your topic come to life by highlighting the most important or favorite things you learned, with bullet points, graphics, pictures, etc. The report allows students to add information and details using their own words,to show how much they have learned and what they liked about the project.

Prepare by hand or using a computer.

The same points are awarded either way. Stay consistent in your choice of presentation, and keep it neat. For handwritten titles consider using stencils, lined paper, etc. The judges know that most K-3 grade students don't type so don't be afraid to let the student write by hand. If you help with typing, include it on the "How I was Helped" form.

Present your work thoroughly and concisely.

Parents can really be helpful with this as long as the student is allowed to make the final decisions. Remember, too much information can be just as confusing to your audience as not enough. Keep your subject narrow enough to be able to cover it thoroughly avoid simply assembling curriculum work. Stay within the written work maximum and minimum page length. Exhibits are allowed a space 36" wide by 15" deep. Larger exhibits need special permission, and will be charged $3 for each space used.

MAKE YOUR MARK!

Since the Project Fair is about students learning to present their own work, let them do as much as they are able: choose the subject, locate resources and decide what aspects of the subject to include and how to display it. Let them make the labels and titles for the display and choose the colors, etc. Appropriate grade level teacher/parental input is allowed. You may provide guidance and consulting, read to younger students, offer assistance when asked, take dictation, edit, review guidelines, critique, etc. However, all decisions regarding content, wording, layout, etc. should be the student's. Use the student's own work. If the student want to reproduce material from a resource (book, website, etc.) make sure it is labeled to give appropriate credit to source.

FAQ

HOW DO THEY JUDGE?
We use the Danish System.
Each exhibit receives points in the following 4 categories:
1. Biblical Emphasis
2. General Appearance
3. Educational Value
4. Written Work

Points total determines ribbon placement. All participants receive a ribbon and certificate.
First Place 90-100 pts
Second Place 80-89 pts
Third Place 70-79 pts
Participation below 70 pts

IS IT IMPARTIAL?
In order to keep the judging impartial, we ask that all student identifiers (names, photos, etc) be removed.

CAN I GET MORE HELP?

Speakers are available to come to your Chat Group to teach you how to prepare and participate in the Project Fair. For speaker information contact:

Melissa Sahaj  mmsahaj@surewest.net    916-612-9575.