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.