I try really hard not to "take over" when they tell me about a project due at school. I might give them some creative direction or subtle suggestions, but ultimately, they have to do the work and be able to present it as their own.
Here are just a few of the fun school projects they worked on this year.
Gus' spud diorama of Aldo Leopold
Bea's model of the solar system
Gus' viking ship model
Gus' egg baby project (which unfortunately cracked, but he bandaged it up for extra credit points!)