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Dear R eade?, theme,KenSington: Our As a part of the school-wide lhe first g?aderscrealeda f ieldguideto Rock Cornrnunity, session: Creek Park.Our projectb eganwitha brainstorrning what didthe first g?adewantto knowaboufthe Park? The sessionwaSfollowedby awalkingfieldtrip to RockCreek Park. duringthe trip. Studentsbothwrote and drewobservations the f irst Backin the cornPuterlab,the studentscornpleted chapterof the f ieldguide.Thef irst gradersdeveloped Sentencesaboutwhatthey S6win RockCreek Park. They andtyPing. workedon sentencggtructure, oddingdetails, Thesecondchapterof the bookis aboutthe historyof the parkAfter were v e?y interested. a topicin whichthe Students eachwrote a fact aboutthe watchinga Shortvideo,the Students park's history.The Studentspracticedlisteningf or inforrnalion, typing,and illuStrating. developing cornpleteSentenceS, thatthe thirdchaptershouldbe on the Thestudentsdecided anirnalsof RockCreek Park.Eachstudentchosean anirnaland The USedTux Paintto drawthe anirnalon the cornPuter. studentspracticedaddinglabelsto their work. For the final steP, the studenischoseroles in orderto crealea cover page,title pageS, 6Rda tableof contents. Thisprojecttook over two rnonihsto cornplete.Thef irst Enjoy! g?adersare proudof their hardwork and dedication. Sin ce r e ly, T h e f ir st g ? a d ea n d te ch n o log y te a ch e r s

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