Polson Students Share Their Books with Jeffrey Students
Students from Polson Middle School visited Jeffrey third grade classes on Oct. 2 to read books they wrote on glaciers.
The books are a part of the Madison science curriculum. In district, the third grade students begin the year with a Science and Social Studies interdisciplinary curriculum unit. This unit includes an introduction to glaciers and glaciation in Madison with a focus on how forces shaped our region and played an important role on how the land has been and is used by people. In 7th grade students revisit the topic in greater depth in their unit “Geologic Processes”. One of the performance-based assessments in this unit is to create a children’s book that can explain a local geologic phenomenon to our students in Grade 3 that can become part of the collection of books in each 3rd grade classroom. Last year was the first year the curriculum was fully implemented so the visit to Jeffrey was the first chance for former 7th graders to share their books with students. Sarah Sandora, the K-8 Science Coordinator said, “The books are an adopted part of the curriculum but the visit to Jeffrey is an added bonus, but we would like to make it a yearly event. Based on feedback from parents, teachers, and students, it’s certain to be something our community can look forward to in the future”.