Each of the smaller groups works with either myself, Mrs. Montoya, or Mrs. Densmore for the week.
The students are given a research project for their groups and are asked to come up with a visual project that they can create to illustrate the information they gathered.
The projects range from quick posters to complete models of ecosystems.
The project pictured is a project that was completed by Mia Velez, Marcel Meunier, Michelle Hodge, and Dominic Rudd.
That week’s Time For Kids magazine topic was coral reefs, and this group’s supplemental reader was a coral reef booklet from Learning A-Z.
They researched the different varieties of coral and created posters to go with their findings.
They then presented these findings to the class.
Once they finished the research section, they created the various corals using salt dough.
Finally, they assembled their posters and models into the ecosystem you see pictured.