For their first research project, second grade students read one book on a community worker such as police officer, mail carrier, fire figher, chef, mechanic, construction worker, bus driver, nurse, dentist, farmer, veterinarian and plumber. They recorded notes on the worker's job, where they worked and the tools of their trade. Next they wrote a script about their worker in which they added what they thought was the most important part of the job and what they liked best about the job. Using the app Explain Everything students took their own photo, cut it out, inserted their face onto an image of their community worker and recorded their script as if they were that worker. Enjoy Ms. Wegley's class workers below and the Miklautsch, McLoone and Johnson workers on the second grade student projects page.
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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.