In weeks 4 & 5, students delved deeper into the themes of animal adaptations, ecosystems, and habitats. Students explored diverse habitats, with an emphasis on the unique temperate forests of the pacific northwest. As a group we investigated why and how features such as feathers, fur, claws, beaks, talons, etc. help animals to adapt to their unique environments.
In week 5, students created individual "shoebox habitats" (using clay as well as natural and other found materials) for an animal of their choosing. Students either chose an existing animal, or used their imaginations to create a new animal, explaining how and why their animal adapted to their particular habitat. It was amazing to see the depth, creativity, and hard work students put into their projects!
Over the coming weeks we will be spending more time in our garden plots, measuring, planning, planting starts, and getting ready for the magic of the growing season. 🌱
All the best,