Today the students drew their own homes, generated a list of all the things their homes have, and then charted how their homes are similar to each other’s homes and similar to animal homes. It was a hot day so we played with water outside to make ourselves cooler in our home for the week (we apologize for muddy clothes!) and played camouflage on the hill to learn about how animals keep themselves safe. In the late afternoon we created animal habitats with partners and created a neighborhood with all of the things the animals needed. It was a great day with ceaseless positive energy, creative thinking, and teamwork.
Follow-up question: Where is your home’s shelter, food, water, place for companionship and fun, place to sleep, place to get air, door, and place to get clean? Where do those things come from? What does your neighborhood or town share that’s important to all of you
Answer: All students described where all of the attributes of a habitat are in their own home, and most also talked about communal places for water, food, and fun such as the ski hill, farms, the grocery store, and other places.