This month in Science our big project was to do an animal report. We studied vertebrates (animals with backbones) and invertebrates (animals without backbones). The students each chose a vertebrate animal that they were interested in. It was a long project that involved many steps. First, they spent time researching different books and websites to find information. Then they wrote down notes about different aspects of the animals of the animal’s life and habitat as well as interesting facts. Next, they compiled their notes, wrote a rough draft and then wrote a final draft. The last thing they did was to draw a picture. The reports were orally presented at our school Open House and they did a great job! Here’s what they have to say about this process: Kethia said, “I liked learning about what tigers eat and how they survive. It was interesting to learn that orange tigers have yellow eyes and white tigers have blue eyes. The hardest part of the report was learning how to take notes and combine them into a report. Anna Marie was excited about this report because, “I really like birds and wanted to learn about a new bird. I chose hummingbirds because they are SO colorful. I didn’t know that they can flap their wings over 70 times a second and that they can fly backwards! The hardest part of this report for me was doing neat handwriting for the final writing.” We are so blessed to be able to learn more about God’s amazing creatures! Always learning together.
~ Mrs. Andrea