The Grade 2 students were true inquirers during our field trip to the Oi Bird park on Wednesday. The purpose of our tip was to make observations of the marshlands and the species living there to help us understand more about our central idea: how human activities can challenge plant and animal survival.
While we were there, the students drew the living and nonliving things they observed. Next, they named the objects they drew. Back in the classroom, the children explained how each of the items in the environment are connected.
I see a factory and lily pads and grass. I think the factory might harm the lily pads and the grass because of pollution. Ophelia
I see a rock and some trees. They are connected because the trees keep the lake stable. Ali
I see trees and water. The connection is that the trees drink the water for survival. Lara
I see a bird on a pole in the water. If there is no water, there is no fish and the nature will not survive. Kane
I see fish jumping out of the water. The fish is connected to the water for survival because it needs water to live. Hamish
I see trees and birds. They are connected because birds live in trees. Thanina
I see some fish and ducklings. They are connected because some ducks eat fish. Jingyi
I see a dragonfly and the grass. The grass is the shelter. Saneyuki
I see rocks, water, grass and trees. Rocks save the trees grass from not getting so much water on them. The water helps feed the grass and other plants and things. Ryu
I see grass and mud. The water is in the mud, the grass will soak it up and the grass can live. Sam
I see birds and water. The birds drink the water. Mary
I see flowers and trees and grass and water. It all makes nature. Andres
I see crabs and frogs. They are connected to each other for survival because they both eat things from the water. Vivian
I see rocks and fish, and ducks and water and Kosagi. Kosagi and ducks are connected because they both eat fish.
I see trees and grass. Trees and grass need mud to survive. Valmik
I see birds and bugs. They are connected because the birds eat bugs. Alex
I see sand and mud. They are connected because they both help hold the roots of the trees. Lara
Other photo albums from our week….
Creating our Class Report on Great Pandas
Working with Number