Millie's Space has been a happy learning hub again this week! This week's highlight was the Animal Expo, presented by grades JK, 1 and 3.
The junior kindergarten girls studied birds that came to their bird feeder on their classroom window. They observed juncos, nuthatches and cardinals for weeks and then painted and sculpted each of the birds, recording their measurements and observing their behaviors. The girls worked in teams to research their nests and eggs and created nests out of real twigs. The girls presented their work to parents, teachers and students at the expo!
As part of their year long study of farms, the First Grade presented their writing and research of Farm Animals at the Animal Expo. The girls drew diagrams of their animal, created puppets and wrote a nonfiction work about their animal. Additionally, the first grade girls hosted a "Farm to Table" food stand at the expo, selling goat or cow cheese, ham, salami and local honey for .05 and .10 cents.
The third grade girls researched native NJ wildlife as part of their year long study of New Jersey and the Lenape Native Americans. They read, took notes, researched, wrote, worked on citations, created a brochure and investigated animal tracks, compiling their work in a nonfiction written piece. Additionally, they explored issues of conservation and the challenges faced by local wildlife, raising money for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.
All of these projects were featured together with animal cams and paper flying geese overhead in Millie's! Thanks to all who came out to visit. See photos and video from the Animal Expo in the gallery.