MichaelBUTTERNUT CREEK ELEM, OR, United States
John NickBUTTERNUT CREEK ELEM, OR, United States
ZaneBUTTERNUT CREEK ELEM, OR, United States
TedBUTTERNUT CREEK ELEM, OR, United States
12 & under
Sam WilliamsBUTTERNUT CREEK ELEM, OR, United States
Books & Literature
Ages 9 and up
Online Activity / Game
Teacher Resources (Lesson Plans, Worksheets)
Our team learned about Think Quest when we searched for information on a book we were reading in a book club and the search revealed a Think Quest site that was created by students. After investigating Think Quest, it was decided that this would be a good application to connect to a book club.
We never would have started it without help from our media assistant Mrs. Hanzel, who probably has forgotten more about literature than most teachers will learn over the course of a career. She suggested "How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found" to read as a group, and her recommendation really appealed to the interests of the students.
The project would have merely remained a good intention were it not for the dedication of Mrs. V. She volunteered many hours of her time during and outside of school, serving as a facilitator of discussions and decisions, coordinating meetings, and seeking technical expertise from other parents, especially Mr. H.
The students researched different aspects of the story according to their interests and abilities.
Culturally, one team member is of Pinoy and Chinese descent. Another member comes from a dual-religion household. Our team brings diverse schooling experiences to the team. Two members have always attended public school, one member attended a charter school last year, and the fourth member attended a private school last year.