1L’s New Species in the Rainforest

02/18/2011

1L has been studying rainforest plants and animals and ways they adapt to living in the rainforest. We’ve learned about how some animals have camouflage or bright colours, the interdependence between some plants and animals and various ways animal and plant differences help them to survive.

In IT, students are being creative and inventing their own animals that are adapted to living in a rainforest. Some have special colouring, eat strange foods, fly or glide and have other special features. This project will help our class in commencing our literacy story writing unit which starts next week. Ask your child about his/her creatures special adaptations for living in the rainforest.

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1C’s New Species in the Desert

02/18/2011

During IT, G1c rounded of their animal unit by creating their own animal.  As our designated habitat this unit was the desert, the animal needed to have certain characteristics that would help them survive in this environment.  Humps to store water, tails that provide shade, tongues to ‘smell’ food, big ears to cool off, camouflage, tails that detach when in danger and long tails to help you ‘stand up’ to look for danger were some of the creative ideas the students came up with.  The students even had to find an original name for their creature!


1E’s New Creatures of the Arctic

02/10/2011

The students have been learning about the polar habitat.  They have discovered common characteristics of animals living in the polar habitat such as warm fur, blubber and warm-blooded.  Using this knowledge, the students then created their very own unique polar animal.  Some of them mixed characteristics found in multiple animals and others thought of something completely new.  They then named their new animal and shared how it would keep warm in the polar region.  The students thoroughly enjoyed doing this project.