Thursday, May 9, 2013

Research Projects - check!

Oh my goodness!  Does anyone else feel like they are running 90 miles an hour while juggling 25 balls?  We have been SUPER busy finishing our research projects on our Woodland Animals.  It took us a whole month!

I just finished binding all of their reports, some of which were about 20 pages long!  They have worked ExTrEmElY hard and I am so proud of them!  

We have 6 teachers on my first grade team and we can hardly wait until our Writing Open House on Tuesday night for our parents to see all of their hard work.  Each one of us have decorated our rooms to match the kinds of animals we are researching.  I borrowed all of the fake ficus trees at my church and have turned my classroom into a forest.  The other 5 teachers have a rain forest, farm, arctic polar cap, savanna  and ocean.  Our parents are going to tour all 6 classrooms to see their research projects.  They will also be displaying an art project that they created at home with their parents.  I promise to post pictures of our Awesome night!

If you would like to see what we used for our research projects please check out my Woodland Animals and Safari Animals Shared Research and Writing Project Units.  

There are sooooo many common core standards met by this project that it's a MUST have! :)

(I was only able to create these two in time for this year but I plan on creating more this summer.  )

I am so excited about graduation Saturday!  I am graduating with my Masters in Elementary Education!  Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!  NO MORE WRITING PAPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I LOVE that you are having your students research! My fifth graders struggle with it so much. I can just imagine what great researchers your kids will be by the time they get to fifth grade.

    1. Thank you so much! They really truly have LOVED every minute of it. Most of the time I couldn't get their noses out of the books to teach other things! I know their parents will be so proud of them!

  2. Congratulations!!!! I hope that you have a wonderful day on Saturday! Your research ideas are WONDERFUL! I've added them to my wishlist :)

    1. This is the first research endeavor I've ever done with my firsties and I've taught for many years. If I would have realized how valuable this is I would have started it 12 years ago! :) They've truly loved it!

  3. Wow! What a great post about researching! It looks like your kiddos are doing so well. Pinning!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets


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