A few years ago I created (in my opinion) a really neat research project all about that famous Doctor guy that has a cat that sometimes wear a hat? Do you know the one I am talking about? Yeah, him.
My students loved the project and it was a really popular product. Look how much fun that was!
And then the copyright and trademark police descended and I realized I was in all kinds of wrong. See anything pretty much that has to do with the good doctor is copyrighted AND trademarked (I believe). Even that famous day where we read all through the United States in March? Trademarked. That means no one should be making any money on anything with these words, or they could held liable. I yanked that product down like a hot potato. Trust me, it burned.
It made me sad because my kids were reading and researching and having FUN. And I wanted to share that fun.
Fast forward two years later. It suddenly occurred to me that I could make this a more generic activity in which students could reach ANY favorite author! Light bulb moment! I recreated and updated the wheel and here it is:
Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.