Thursday, March 9, 2017

Arctic Research

     We have spent the past couple of weeks learning about the Arctic and the animals that inhabit this part of our world.  Using their newly acquired background knowledge, the kids then had an opportunity to choose an Arctic animal they were most interested in researching for a special project.  Today the research began!  I was absolutely amazed at how focused and engaged the kids were, as they used laptops, books, and articles to gather information about their chosen animal.  The kids used "dot jots" to help them record their learning as they gathered facts about the animal's physical characteristics, its' predators, its' prey, and a variety of other interesting information.  We will continue this research tomorrow and then move on to composing our rough copy reports next week.

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