The third grade students have started research projects.  We are learning how to become professional researchers every day! To kick off these projects we started examining photographs of the topics we were researching.  We looked at photographs, pictures in books, and images online.  We even got close up with the various picture with magnifying glasses so we can see lots of details.  Then, as good researchers do, we wrote all the things we noticed and all the wonderings we had as we looked at the pictures.