Research has been thriving at Brimhall this spring. In 3rd grade, students have been using books to take notes independently on different topics about Native American Cultures of the Southwest. Students worked brainstormed what they wanted to learn to teach others, learning note taking skills, and practiced using the index and table of contents to find important information. We also worked really hard to put our notes into our own words so that we would not plagiarize.
In 2nd Grade, classes used an eBook to conduct research. Classes thought of 3 facts they wanted to learn about the Liberty Bell. I modeled using the eBook, and we found the answers to two of their questions together. Students then worked in partnerships to answer the third question and find extra information. These mini guided research projects are really preparing them for their work in 3rd grade.