The third grade classes have held their Solar Award ceremonies with many cheers and applause. The Awards were the culmination of a long process full of book and web research, note taking, decisions about and checking best facts, creation of iMovies or Prezis, and finally voting for the planet with the best factual evidence to win Weirdest and Wildest Orbit/Rotation, Most Amazing Moons/Rings, Most Spectacular Surface, Most Extreme and Dangerous, Most Potentially Livable or Most Beautiful. Students learned a lot about planets, evidence, and creating a convincing commercial. Watch the slideshow to see the process and the Awards!
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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.