Friday, April 6, 2012

First Grade Fun Careers Research Project

     Yay!!!!  I'm officially on Spring Break!!!! that is officially out of the way - on to blog posting... :) 
     This past week was Career Week at our school.  We had a Career/Vehicle Day where many community members brought their vehicles to school and set up a rotation where all the classes could go from vehicle to vehicle, learning about all the different jobs and how everyone uses their vehicles to do their jobs.  The kids LOVED it!!  There was a fire truck, police car, SLED car, ambulance, dump truck, Pet Grooming van, a wrecking ball truck, and more...  But what was even more fun this week was intertwining our study of careers into our writing block by doing research projects on careers.  The kids chose a career that they wanted to learn more about and came up with 4 questions they each had about that career.  Then we got books from the library and used the internet to research the answers to the questions.  Our final products were some pretty AWESOME non-fiction books in question and answer format.  Now.... I learned with my last animal research project that the kids definitely need a LOT of guidance when it comes to research (whew!!), so this time around I made a planning template for them to write down their questions and answers and left room for them to write out what their table of contents, etc. would look like, so when it came time to actually write their non-fiction books, everything would be in order and organized!!  So much easier!  Hope it is helpful to you...just click the picture to download the planning template from my TPT store.  Have a great weekend!! 
                                                                  Lot's of love!!!               - Beth

I LOVE the "exterminator" one...look at the little bugs!! So cute!!
Apparently, I needed to have "colij" AND "ejucashon" to be a teacher...darn.  I didn't know those were different! haha.


I Do, We Do, You Do said...

Wow! Thank you so much for posting such a lovely comment on my blog. I teach in CT. I see you are way down south in GA, I'm a bit jealous of your warmth! I am going to go become your follower now too, and I am going to snoop around your blog a little bit! I loved this post!

I Do, We Do, You DO

Simply Sweet Teaching said...

Wow! You are quite far from the South, huh?! haha. We'll try to send some warm weather your way.... :) Thanks for checking us out, and thank you for upholding high standards with your teaching, once again. Happy Easter!!

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