Finding a Career/Parent-Teacher Letter

At this point, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know

Today, we will work on both the Finding a Career and Parent Teacher Letter portion of the project.

Finding a Career

In this section, you

  • Give children information on answering these types of questions as a career. (Example: sound: audiologist, musician; weather: meteorologist, climatologist, etc.)
  • Link to sites about the career, conduct a brief interview with someone in the field – include a picture if possible.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Finding a Career page.

Parent Teacher Letter

In this section, you will write a letter to parents/teachers with the following in mind:

  • An introduction to the adventure for parents: purpose of activities, helpful hints, materials needed, what sections need parental guidance, opportunities for extension (field trips, additional books, etc.), include a list of book titles that relate to the question.
  • Rather than simply listing what you find on Amazon – search the Athens library and the CMC – find good books, not just books on the topic.
  • Include LEARNING OBJECTIVES: use national standards, not state standards.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Parent Teacher Letter.

Author Introductory Video Outline

Let’s start an outline for the author introductory video. Then on Wednesday, we will start planning/recording the video. You can check out this example video to help you think about a possible structure for your own video.

For Wednesday

By Wednesday, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know
  • Apply (Finding a Career)
  • Parent Teacher Letter

We will use our time Wednesday for our introductory videos. Make sure you are ready to plan/record on Wednesday and Friday – this means finalizing your outline and checking out a camera from OIT if needed. You can check out video cameras from OIT for five days. You may want to do some additional recording over the weekend if you do not finish in class.


Food sign up chart here. (See what other people are bringing here.)

Presentation Order

Because everyone has decided to work in groups (much to my delight), we only have 6 presentations for the last week of class. In addition, most everyone wanted to present Monday and Wednesday as your first choices (no one seemed to want Friday). Let’s talk for a moment about the last week of class. It might be that we schedule presentations for Monday and Wednesday and use Friday morning (maybe only 20 minutes or so) to wrap up the semester (course survey, change your home page on Google site to indicate what you have learned, etc.) What do you guys think? We could also use Monday as an additional workday and present on Wednesday and Friday.

Monday, April 23

Lauren Webb and Emily LoBianco
France at a Glance

Alisa Moran, Kelly Shay, Irvin Sanchez, and Taylor Patton
JUMP Into Action

Chloe Robbins, Katie Hudson, Keisha Spates, and Kay Miller
Why Does it Rain?

Wednesday, April 25

Lance Martin, Ty Frix, Luke Crumley, and Greg Bingham

Kendell Miller and Rebecca Benson
From Caterpillar to a Butterfly

Maggie Hofmann, Kara Ryker, Ellyn Kievet, and Jamie Mitchell
A Rainforest Adventure



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