The ping pong balls were "the eggs" of sea turtles. Each student had a nest and after a little over a week, we had the eggs "hatch" and they learned about how many eggs make it to a live hatch (not very many out of 100.....sad, but a good lesson). Don't even ask how many times the "eggs" got spilled or knocked over in the classroom.....it was time for them to HATCH!
(Warning............lots of pics ahead)
One of our stories is about endangered sea turtles. Each year I have the kiddos do a little research project. There were 5 different species of sea turtles in the story so I put little papers with the names in a bucket and the kids each drew one to research. Each project has to include: facts, nesting, and threats to the sea turtles.
This year I decided to also have them make a little sea turtle. I let them each pic a rock to be used as the shell of the turtle. They had lots of fun with this and were very creative!
Today we got to hook up with a 3rd grade class (THANK ASH!!) and my kids did little presentations about their specific species of turtle. The 3rd graders used a rubric to grade my kiddos and then they got to take a little tour of all the different turtles my students made.
I think they did a great job and had fun learning:D
Now I'm off to bed....lol! Seriously, I'm off to figure out what I'm doing for Monday Made It! The monthly edition is right around the corner..........can't wait to see what everyone has made! Hope you have some time to make a little something to link up:)