Saturday, February 23, 2013

A House for Hermit

Our 2nd graders read A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. We learned about how hermit crabs change shells as they out grow them.  Along the way, we met all kinds of creatures from the ocean such as sea anemones, coral, starfish,  lanternfish, snails, and a sea urchin!  We incorporated some of these cool finds into our artwork!  Looking good 2nd grade!  I used this book to help talk about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia since that is our cultural focus area this year!

Learning Goals: I can...
- Explain what a habitat is and give examples
- Describe creatures that live in a coral reef
- Connect art with other subject areas
- Use oil pastels to create a textured look (sand)
- Use materials appropriately 

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