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The following are research-based, collaboratively developed projects designed and taught by 1st grade teachers with Ms. Frachetti, Teacher-Librarian. Students learned the basics of keyword searching, note-taking using a simple graphic organizer, and basic technology skills to create a final research-based product .

School Year
Name of Unit/Project
Links to Projects



2013-2014
  • "Guess Our Habitat" Research
2012-2013
  • Ant Inquiry / Research
  • Animal "Clues" Research
    (Who Am I?)
2010-2011
  • Animal Research
2009-2010
  • Animal Research
2008-2009
  • Animal Research
Watch a short video of 1st grade students doing research and notetaking in the library for their animal reports: (Click the "[.. ]" icon on the toolbar at the bottom of the video to see full screen and be a little patient--it's well worth the wait!)