|This year we have committed
ourselves, as a faculty, to improving our students writing. A
newsletter created by each student was therefore a logical choice for
the culmination of this year's study of the Wright Brothers. The
children spent time in class, in the library, and in the computer lab
reading books, using encyclopedias and visiting a website on the Wright
Brothers created by last year's class. They took notes to help
prepare for writing their own newsletter. They did research to
find an interesting fact for the "Did You Know?" section and
they created an illustration and then wrote a caption for it. Terry
Hongell, our computer teacher, created a template in Publisher for us to
use and the children jumped right in. They were very excited and
pleased with the outcome. We hope you enjoy reading these two
examples of the finished projects.
You might enjoy visiting last year's Wright Brothers project, Meet the Wright Brothers. It is rich with information about these two very special inventors and ideas to help bring them alive in your classroom.
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