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B'ville: Second-graders celebrate research project

Reynolds Elementary School second-graders recently wrapped up an animal research project with a celebration in the school's library.

The classes invited third-graders to share books that they created based on their research. Third-graders had to guess which animal each second-grader researched, based on the clues in their books. After reading, the students enjoyed a snack of animal crackers.

Teacher Kathy Rosati said that the project incorporated several curriculum areas including English language arts, science, technology and library skills.

The second-graders learned how to use a table of contents and an index, and they strengthened their keyboarding skills as they worked on the project. In art, they created animal masks, in music, they learned a song about animals, and in physical education they learned dance moves to perform with the song.

Michael Bombard, left, a third-grader at Reynolds Elementary School, listens as second-grader John Mathews reads the book he wrote about a zoo animal as part of a research project.

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