Thank you for everyone who has returned their field trip forms. If you have not please do so on Monday as our trip is on Tuesday.
Students have been given the task:
You are a zoo habitat designer. You have been asked by the Calgary Zoo to design an improved habitat for an animal either currently living at the zoo, or a new habitat for an animal that you think should be included in one of the zoo Destinations. When designing the constructed habitat, you need to think about answering the big questions:
- How do habitats affect survival?
- How do habitats affect Quality of Life?
Students have been researching animals and examining what their natural habitats look like. They have been sketching habitats that they think would provide their animal with the best quality of life. We have been comparing their drawings to what Ivan's habitat would look like as we all agree his habitat would not provide a very good quality of life.
In math we have been working on measurement. We used the book Inch by Inch and used nonstandard forms of measurement to measure animals and insects that we drew.
We then read the book How Big is a Foot and made a bed for the queen. We traced our shoes and made a bed 6 shoes long and 6 shoes wide. We had a lot of different sized beds! We discussed why a foot is a form of measurement and it is important to use the same foot so everyone has the same bed!
We continue to work on daily writing, word sorts and spelling. Thank you for your continued support with our spelling program the children have been doing amazing!
Have a great long weekend!