A Research Project Close to Rimonim’s Heart
Rimonim has spent the past couple of weeks working on their Special Person Projects. Each student chose a person from their family to conduct an interview with in order to write a biography about their life. Students asked questions like, "What was your favorite memory growing up? What was your favorite kind of technology? What advice do you have for me?"
After collecting all of this information, the students transferred their research onto index cards. Students then organized the index cards into subcategories based on different periods in their person's life. Using these index cards, they practiced writing paragraphs with topic sentences and conclusion sentences. After editing their first draft, the students worked on a second draft with pictures, captions, a glossary, and a dedication page.
Due to the pandemic, there was no way to gather in person, so the celebration was held virtually with the special people with their family members or on Zoom. The students watched a pre-recorded presentation about their projects, shared their thanks to their special person and then had the rest of the night to share their books and celebrate. The students really enjoyed learning so much about their people and developing the foundations for researching and writing.