Research resonates in the minds of all of the students at Anne Frank Elementary School thanks to its bustling annual GT Research Fair hosted by first- through fifth-grade students and GT teacher Jeni Baldwin.
More than 130 students presented projects ranging on subjects as diverse as immigration and the Holocaust to parakeets and emojis. Quilts, simulations and models amongst a sea of other creative products filled the bustling room of students and about 100 parents throughout the day.
“Tornado Alley”, an original second-grade play, featured safety tips that could save lives, while still wildly entertaining the packed library. Meanwhile, outside, two real fire trucks and their crew gave private tours to students for two hours. Fifth-grader Anaiya Tucker’s ambitious planning arranged for the fire trucks.
Honored guests included Advanced Academic Services Instructional Specialists Andrew Messer and Erinn Wilcots and Hillcrest Feeder Pattern Executive Director Dr. Mark Ramirez.
“I have been looking forward to this event all year,” Ramirez said. “I am going to get around to all of these students. “
The finale of the main show featured a touching tribute to graduating fifth-graders who have been in Baldwin’s GT class for up to six years. Best in show projects will remain on display in the Anne Frank Library for viewing through March.