Monday, January 13, 2014

Primary Research Projects and Back to School!

Well, I made it through my first day back after 3 full weeks off for winter break. I know you probably don't feel too sorry for me, but let's just say a 45 minute nap at 4:30 was desperately needed this afternoon! Actually, the kids were great and jumped right back into our routine. It was like we were never gone!

Before break, my team and I decided to do a research project since we had been reading the book 'Greetings from Route 66' in reading. So, of course, I had to get it organized to make it work for our kids. Each of the classes chose different states and the ones my kids ended up with were {Illinois}, {Kansas}, {Nevada}, {North Dakota}, and {Virginia}. Here's the way it went:

Easy-to-read, small booklets for kid to use to research their state.

Easy-to-read and easy-to-assemble booklets to help students research their states.

The kids did a great job and had a wonderful time researching their state with their groups. If you'd like to give it a try you can check out the {pack with all 5 states} or pick up the pack for your favorite state {Illinois}, {Kansas}, {Nevada}, {North Dakota}, or {Virginia}.

Do you think I should make booklets for other states? If so, what states should I work on next? 

Thanks for stopping by! Oh, and don't forget to check out my new blog {Who's Who and Who's New} to read a new educational article by amazing educators each and every day! I have learned so much already and we just got started January 1, 2014!



  1. Hilary, These are fantastic. Yes, my Multi-agers and I would love Wisconsin. We would be so cheesy proud to have our state represented!

    1. Wisconsin it is! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out my new blog
      Who's Who and Who's New
      There are tons of great ideas and freebies!

  2. Great resource! There are so many resources and books for Massachusetts history, but rarely age-appropriate! If you make one, I'd love to purchase one :)

    And, as a native North Dakotan, I couldn't resist putting that one on my wish list ;)

    Mindful Rambles

  3. I think that Indiana needs one! These are WONDERFUL! You rock Hilary!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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