Over the last several weeks, your second grader has been practicing through the research process. They were able to choose an animal they were interested in to research. From there, we (Mrs. West and I) provided them with resources that will allow them to research and learn more. We primarily used PebbleGo and National Geographic sites.
Students used a graphic organizer to take notes specific to what their animal looks like, its habitat, adaptations, food/diet, and life cycle. To observe this group of kiddos reading, navigating, taking notes, and simply feeling thrilled was heart warming and exciting.
Once our research was finished, we then modeled and practiced how to take these notes and turn them into sentences that then led to paragraphs that will allow us to complete our culminating project.
We used an app called Adobe Voice where students chose photographs they thought best captured their heading, along with background music and a setting. Their creativity, perseverance, and hard work was stellar!
So...make yourself comfortable, grab a snack, and enjoy the show!
Below you will see a link that will take you to our class's culminating project. They will blow you away!
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