Thursday, October 8, 2015

Let the Research Begin!

During Genius Hour today, the 2nd graders used their dots and ice cream graphic organizer to help fill out a project plan with more information about their ideas, questions, materials, and resources.  When they finished, kids were able to dive into books about their topics and begin their research.  On their own, students decided to jot down notes in their GH notebooks about facts they were reading.  

When we gathered back in our classroom, students eagerly shared some of the things they learned about their topic from the books.  We found out that female bears begin having cubs of their own when they are 4 years old, cruise ships store emergency life boats on the sides of ships, and specific details about planets in Star Wars, among other things.  The excitement continues to grow as our projects begin to blossom!

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