Plainview-Elgin-Millville 4-6 Elementary

Curriculum Units:

  • Visual Arts, English Language Arts

    The 6th graders read a historical fiction book called A Nest for Celeste.  The historical portions of the book focus on the life and work of John James Audubon. A Nest for Celeste is a unique chapter book.  It has illustrations on nearly every page.  This unique and beautiful book created opportunities for students to “read” the illustrations, compare and contrast the illustrations with the text, make predictions about the storyline, and experience how artwork can enhance our understanding of the written word. Drawing on inspiration from the book students wrote an argumentative essay about endangered animals.

School Year


Project Participants

Julie Bueler

  • Music

Kari Donze

  • Elementary generalist-grade 4

Teri Lehmkuhl

  • Elementary generalist-grade 5

Susie Meyer

  • Elementary generalist-grade 4

Lea Sexton

  • Elementary generalist-grade 4

Lynelle Snyder

  • Visual Arts


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