The students have really enjoyed learning about the eagles and to my surprise still enjoy looking at the non-fiction books. I am a very reflective teacher and looking back on the project there are a few things I would change if given the opportunity to teach this unit again. I feel like I should have done a better job talking about the purpose of our writing. I can still do a lesson on this when we share our learning but explaining I don't think they knew why we were doing the research. Secondly, I wish I had allowed the students to be a little more creative with the bulletin board display. I feel like it is a little too teacher focused and not enough authentic kindergarten work. Teaching is so much about how to make what you do better so I will chalk this unit up to learning and try to be better next time.
This is a sample from our research journals
One of the posters in the hallway display
Hallway display, the big brown paper is a replica of how big an eagle nest is