I know there has been a whole lot of interest in what I am doing in my class and I wanted to share the status.
This year, I am making every effort to write a book with my students about the town where my school resides. It is a small town with a somewhat unknown history.
This week we will get into Ancestry.com for the first time. I am very excited about that! I will let you know how easy or hard that is for 8th graders to find and decipher information. I know it will be challenging.
The good news is that on Monday we talked a lot about primary sources and getting information from people in the community. We talked about find resources in museums and libraries, from local experts on animals, farming and more. The students went home with an idea of at least a few options for who they could contact.
I have had a mix of messages today, but was thrilled to find out at least one has a parent just as excited about the project as I am. Visiting the city council and getting first hand contact to get us more information. As you can imagine, the city was thrilled. So am I. They want us to come present what we find at the end of the semester. I can't wait to see what we have at the end of the year.
I also have had two other parents come up with two elderly people that want to come present to our class. It sure looks like we may be taking off. The runway has been very long, but the front wheel is up.
Stay tuned! This is gonna be awesome!