Projects at Alexander Middle School
(Thank you, Wendy Dudley and Heidi Hartman!)
is a "Craniac?" A craniac is someone who loves
to study cranes. That describes the 4th graders and their teachers
at Alexander Middle School in Nekoosa, Wisconsin.
Dudley and Heidi Hartman are teachers at Alexander Middle School in
Nekoosa, Wisconsin. They have teamed up to encourage
stewardship for "Wisconsin's cranes" through lessons across
the curriculum as well as community outreach. They are happy to share
their ideas with other
teachers who have a passion for the cranes!
begin a unit on cranes in the beginning of October.
We have approximately 104 students who move from class to class
their different subjects. As we've done in other years, we presented
cranes to the children as a cooperative unit, where all subjects
and teachers got involved. For example; in science our students
learned about the 15 species of cranes and their habitats, etc.
In Heidi Hartman's reading class, students read Sadako and
a Thousand Paper Cranes and started 'Hartman's Paper Crane
Folding Factory' and folded over 1,000 paper cranes. Then, we
continued the crane theme in the other subject areas: math, English,
and social studies."