If you have never used PowerPoint in your studies, you are really missing out! It is easy to use and allows the child to be creative. I think it's a great alternative to the written report. Now, don't get me wrong, the written report is still very important...I'm just saying this is a nice change. After we finish reading Treasure Island, we'll present our PowerPoints and share with others what we've learned about pirates.
Here's the pirates that have been chosen:
Jake: Edward Teach, Thomas Tew
Nik: Weapons that Pirates Used
Pete and Belle: Food that Pirates Ate
Me: Grace O'Malley, Ann Bonney
So far Jake is the only one that has started!