The learning didn't stop there. Students drew and wrote about the most interesting thing they learned about their animal. The kindergarten teachers then had all the students get together in small groups and share what they learned with each other. It was a great unit!
In the regular classroom, kindergarten and first grade students are studying animals in different habitats and animal life cycles. During library class, students came up with a list of different sources we could use to find information about animals, such as books, observation, Pebble Go, experts, websites, videos, photos, and our own brains. We read books, looked at Pebble Go, and watched videos, and then made lists of what we learned and what questions we had. We decided to contact an expert to help answer our questions. Things got really exciting then. We were able to set up a video conference with park rangers in California who gave wonderful presentations about salmon, monarch butterflies, and elephant seals. Students then had a chance to talk to the rangers and ask some questions. They loved it and learned so much!