Thursday, January 22, 2015

Habitat Project: Phase One- Research

Inspired by our recent trip to Florida, Alex decided that she really wanted to learn more about alligators and crocodiles.  Inspired by a recent shoe purchase, I decided to introduce the kids into the art of the diorama. I have very fond memories of diorama-making as a student, so we combined our interests and began researching animal habitats.

We started in our classroom library, and soon discovered it would behoove us to make a trip to the public library as well.  The kids both picked out books about their specific animals (Alex ended up settling on crocodiles while Justin wanted to learn about the lynx).  They read and found answers to a worksheet I drew up.  Then the fun began!

 How to make a swamp out of a cardboard box?

 Justin had a little more help from Mama, but his task was to make a snowy forest with a den for his lynx.

Stay tuned for diorama updates!

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