Sunday, May 25, 2014

Biodolls

I finally remembered to take pictures of our biodolls!

For this project the kids had to pick anyone they could find a biography book on to read, take notes, write a research paper, and then make their doll. We did this 100% in class because we wanted the kids to actually do the work instead of parents.

The best part of this project was that the kids read the book in class so I had some quiet time. Once they finished reading they had to take notes. I saw the idea for a post-it note biography on tpt (I of course can't find it again), but I did not want to pay for it because I am a fist year teacher, so I made my own with some changes to fit what we needed/wanted for our fourth graders.

Then with a lot of help they wrote their research paper.

Finally it was time for the dolls! Students had to bring in an empty 2-liter soda bottle, a 3-inch styrofoam ball, and fabric/clothes to dress their doll up. In class they filled the bottle up with some water (to keep it from falling over), I hot glued their head on and they went to town! They worked really hard on this cute project.

Can you guess who they are? (answers at the bottom)



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1- Moses, 2- Dolly Parton, 3- Harriet Tubman

2 comments:

  1. These are very cute! I agree with your decision to make these in class -- true student (not parent) work. I'm going to have to remember this project for next year. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  2. Wow! These are really cute! Third grade always does a wax museum, so I am looking for a good biography project for next year Thank you!

    Mary

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