Saturday, October 22, 2011

Teach: Community Helper Research

I like incorporating "research" projects throughout the year within different units to get families involved in their child's learning. I usually do a Zoo research project in the spring (each child selects a different animal to learn more about) and a turkey camouflage project before Thanksgiving (hiding a turkey in another outfit so he doesn't get eaten for dinner).

This year, I added a Community Helper project for the fall. Each student selected a different community helper at the beginning of the week: it was their job to illustrate their person and write three facts (with the help of their family for spelling) about their person and how they help our community. During the week, we learned about these jobs in their various fields (health, city, school). On Friday, we shared our work! Here are a few examples.




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