January 31, 2008

Arctic Animal Scavenger Hunt

The first thing that we did was brainstorm on what animals lived in the Arctic. Each child had to pick an arctic animal to study. They had some information that they needed to find: habitat, diet & fast facts(measurements, how many young there were, what their young were called). After we started the research we made a venn diagram comparing the 3 animals. The kids had a bunch of fun trying to find similarities. This was their very first research project. I think that they did a wonderful job. After they completed their poster, each of the created a poem "What is a ____?". They were very creative. I was amazed to see that Dragon, who is an artist, struggled with this idea. He is always creating his own stories and drawing very colorful pictures. When it came to this assignment he had a hard time. I believe that he just wanted to have it perfect the first time.
Arctic Foxes by Squirrel

Polar Bears by Tracker
the polar bear rolled in the mud here

Caribou by Dragon

2 comments:

Melissa said...

I love the Artic lesson. Caribo have such loooooong legs. The kids did a wonderful job. Way to go Chrissy's kids! Mom is doing a greqat job!

Theresa said...

Very nicely done! We are doing arctic animals next week as we extend our North American mammals study northward.