Had a teacher come to me today all excited. "You'll never guess what my kids want to research. Never." "I give," I told her. "What?" "FRUIT!"
These are second graders. Most of them cannot independently navigate, read, or comprehend most of World Book Kids. Pebble Go doesn't have anything.
In terms of print resources we have a few books on apples. One Gail Gibbons on berries. And then plant books and books on healthy eating.
Does ANYONE have an idea of something we could do that would NOT be copying interesting facts out of the few books I did find? SO not interested in that kind of project. But ... I do no think we have the age appropriate resources for like "design a fruit garden where something will be ready to harvest every month" or even "what kind of fruits grow best here in Texas?" She found the hole in our collection.
I hate to say no. But ... I would foresee a lot more success with something like animals or even a place they wanted to visit. Or an important person. Fruit? Yes, we need to give kids some leeway in choosing their topic. But when they choose something like this ...
Help me think this through if you can!