The Saint Jude school community enjoyed varied forms of summer fun these past few months. From time at the beach, to trips to Disney World, to county fairs and maybe just a “few minutes” of video game time students and faculty alike enjoyed the down time and relaxation the summer has to offer. However, just because the classrooms are empty does not mean learning has come to an end. Several classes took part in summer learning and reading projects, extending learning beyond the classroom.
The second and third-grade classes created Cheeseburger Book Reports, sure to make your mouth “water for a good read.” Students self-selected fiction or non-fiction books and dissected the stories to match up to the many layers one would use when constructing a hamburger. Students examined plot development, characters and story structure as they read their book and completed the project.
The fifth-grade class completed a similar project. Students self-selected a book for summer reading and created posters to showcase their understanding. They focused on plot, setting, characters and their favorite part of the story. They were given the opportunity to share their projects with the class upon returning to school.