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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: Summer Research Projects

This week's edition of Works for Me Wednesday is dedicated to beating the summer boredom. It's the "Mom, I'm bored" edition.

Let me give you a little background first.

In second grade every year at our school, the children do a research project about an African animal that is assigned to them. You may or may not remember, that Sarah did her project on the ostrich (you can see her project here).

Okay, a little more background.

Every summer at our school, the children are sent home with a form to fill out for summer reading. The children are supposed to read 10 books over the summer and turn the sheet back in the first week of the next school year.

SO, this summer, as a part of Sarah's summer reading, we are encouraging her to not only read fiction, which she loves, but we are having her read to learn something. She is going to be doing two smaller scale research projects this summer. One will be on a historical figure and one will be on an animal. Both will be her choice.

The historical figure she has chosen: George Washington, our first President.

The animal she has chosen: Beavers.

I still have a little prep work to do to get her research packet together, but I'm hoping that this summer will end with us all being a little more knowledgable about President Washington and beavers.

I hope this will "Work for Me." I guess I'll need to get back to you at the end of the summer and let you know.

If you would like to see more "Mom, I'm bored" tips, join us over at We are THAT Family for Works for Me Wednesday.