Mikaela's first project was to create a habitat for an animal - any animal.
Her first choice was a dog - she has a new fascination with toy dogs (if only we could get her interested in the two live options in the bag yard - a little feeding, getting water, ....).
We asked that she choose an animal that she didn't know much about - so she chose a dolphin.
She painted her shoe box blue - for the ocean. She used moon sand to create the ocean floor, and seashells from Nana Barbara's house!
Then she hung plastic dolphins from the top of the box so they would look like they were swimming.
She had to give a presentation - complete with 3 facts. Her facts were:
Dolphins live in the ocean.
Dolphins eat fish.
Dolphins are mammals because they carry their babies in their tummies.
What one does, so must the other, so Xander chose to create a habitat for a parrot. He painted his box green. He put sand for a beach in the jungle. He glued rocks to the bottom of his box. He then hung a toy parrot in a tree in his box.