As a research extension of their unit on Native American homes, first grade student's paired up to study a different kind of home, including adobe, igloo, houseboat, cabin, house on stilts, treehouse or underground home. They used a book and the PebbleGo or Facts4Me websites to take notes on a graphic organizer about where or why the home is built, what material it is made of, and what is the weather and environment around it. Just like in the Three Little Pigs story which we read at the beginning of this project, students found out there are reasons people choose to build a certain type of house! Then each student drew a picture of the home they had studied and recorded "everything they learned about it" using an iPad app called Explain Everything. Below is Mrs. Litberg's class ideas. (Check the First Grade Student Project page for the other classes projects)
My Reading List!
I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.