Friday, May 6, 2016

Animal Research Projects

In kindergarten, we are excited to begin our animal research projects.  We are fortunate to have wonderful 6th grade learning buddies that have helped us throughout the year.  When first planning for our animal projects, kindergarteners and 6th graders worked together to decide on an animal that the kindergartener would like to research.  That day, they found a book on their animal and read it together.  The 6th graders did a fantastic job helping the kindergarteners to read their books and learn about their animals. 
Next week, we will continue our research by gathering and recording more information about our animals’ habitat, nourishment, physical attributes, and a variety of other fun facts.  After collecting this information, they will begin to write and illustrate a report on their specific animal.  Students will have the opportunity to share their report with their classmates.

The knowledge that we have gained through our research and sharing will be a rewarding and fun experience, but it will not even compare to the excitement we will have when taking our field trip to Brookfield Zoo on May 27th!  Students will be able to explore the zoo with their buddies and see the animal they researched up close.

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