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Winslow third-graders create coral reef project


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  • Damon McHenry/Winslow Unified School District

From Left To Right: Mia Velez, Dominic Rudd, Marcel Meunier, And Michelle Hodge, Not Pictured, Present Their Project On Coral Reefs In Their Classroom At Bonnie Brennan School In The Winslow Unified School District. Photos Courtesy Josephine Montoya/Winslow Unified School District School Board Member

Every week our 3rd grade class at Bonnie Brennan School in Winslow Unified School District reads a Time For Kids Magazine as well as a supplemental reader in smaller reading groups.

Each of the smaller groups works with either myself, Mrs. Montoya, or Mrs. Densmore for the week.

Winslow third-graders create coral reef project MiaDominicMarcelCoralScienceProject

From left to right: Mia Velez, Dominic Rudd, Marcel Meunier, and Michelle Hodge, not pictured, present their project on coral reefs in their classroom at Bonnie Brennan School in the Winslow Unified School District. Photos courtesy Josephine Montoya/Winslow Unified School District School Board Member

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.

Winslow third-graders create coral reef project CoralReefProject

The students’ coral reef diorama. Photo courtesy of Josephine Montoya/Winslow Unified School District School Board Member

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.