Above: Getting packed up at the end of the day
We’ve been working hard on our Animal Project this quarter. Everyone in class has picked an animal to focus on. Today we were making sketches of our animal’s habitat. How do we determine what is our animal’s habitat? Where does the animal sleep or rest, spend its waking hours, and what does it eat and drink? Down the side of the chart is a list of the animals we’ve picked.
Here are some of the sketches we drew. Ben’s animal is an elephant:Nathaniel’s is a bat, he’s drawing the night sky:Clockwise from the top left: bat, bat, bat, elephant:At Choice Time we started making our animal’s habitat as a small diorama in a box. Here’s Margot’s bat habitat, it looks a lot like her sketch above:
Working on the habitat boxes can take a while, so we’re going to work on them on several days next week. We’re also talking about animals’ physical traits:Elsewhere in Choice Time, Jacob and Younis made a Magna Tile pizza and started to eat it. Oops, that’s not real pizza boys! It shouldn’t go in the mouth!
Ahndy made a house out of Magna Tiles. It’s something like an amusement park ride too: “You can climb up the tall part then jump down and run around.”Only two more weeks until Project Open House and the end of the school year!