First graders present museum exhibits

Students in Kelli Hoertkorn’s first grade classroom recently welcomed friends and families to an “expert museum” activity that showcased their literacy skills and creativity.

The students each chose an animal and did research about it in class using nonfiction books from the classroom library as well as the library at FFES. They created either a diorama or a poster on their chosen animal.

“My students have worked so hard this year building their nonfiction reading and writing skills,” Hoertkorn said. “We decided to have an expert museum in our classroom as a way to celebrate the end of one of our reading units. The projects looked amazing! I’m very proud of my students!”