This was a great unit for a student teacher to be involved in...so many endless possibilities for projects! However, as Surfy grew and grew it became more of a chore to clean his little habitat. I also forgot to mention that both Mrs. B and I are just a little squeamish when it comes to slimy creatures. Well it was her unit after all so I of course let her have the fun of cleaning the habitat. (We get along great now despite this!)
One day as Mrs. B was taking care of Surfy I decided to try to help out. On this particular day Surfy decided to make a huge leap right for Mrs. B's face! We were both a little shaken and laughing hysterically at the same time. We decided that it was time for Surfy to go home with my student. So...fast forward a few years and imagine my surprise when she announces her class would be studying SNAKES! Besides researching books and videos I know her kiddos are on a hunt for that perfect snake skin to observe in her science center. I can't wait to see that one! In the meantime here are some samples from her class:
They began by writing their facts about snakes. As a class they sorted the cards into things that are true and not true about snakes.
Snakes created in the art center.
Each student also made a snake puppet in the art center. They began by writing a sentence about their snake and then a "first, next, last" story page. The above sample snake is Rainy and he likes to build and drive an R.V.
This is "Dee." Dee drives a wrecker and is eating tires. I love the yellow hard hat on Dee!
During a large group activity they made a list of __ake words and used the words in sentences. Together they created a class story out of this.
I hope you enjoyed a peek into Mrs. B's room and her snake project samples! You can see more pictures and details of this and other projects her class has completed on her website http://union.k12.mo.us/central/classes/burton/Index.htm.
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