Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Food Chain Animals

Right before Thanksgiving break, my brain was fried (ok I still feel like it is) but I as at a loss for what to do with my sixth graders. We had just got a bag full of scrap paper from one of teachers and I came across this post by A Faithful Attempt. I knew my students would love it. We spent the first day in the computer lab researching food chains and did a couple of thumb nail sketches. The second and third day  (yes my students work at record speed, unless they are in eighth grade then it is at a snails pace) they cut and glued their animals together.

Students had to have a predator, two smaller animals and a vegetation. This project was easily modified for students with special needs and all the students seemed proud of their work.

I discouraged students from using colored pencil, but you will note that a couple of students couldn't resist adding some blood to their animal teeth. Next time I teach this lesson I am going to show some of Eric Carle's work for our artist to be inspired by.

What projects have you used from other teachers that have worked well for your classroom?

Have an awesome Wednesday!

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