...Which brings me to fish. I felt so bad for them! They worked so hard, and pretty much got shot down. I wanted to channel their creative energy into SOMETHING positive. So, now we have guppies. I thought, perhaps, they would be happy just staring at the fish. NOPE! They are researching, learning, and sharing all this new knowledge with eachother.
YOU MEAN ONE LITTLE FISH TANK CAN START A LEARNING REVOLUTION?!
Then, they had a class vote to name all 5 fish and two snails. Why do they always come up with the strangest names?
Unfortunately, both snails died in the first day (what did I do wrong?) The funniest things about it was that two of the girls in the class wrote Eulogies. (Creative writing anyone).
This week we lost our first fish. Today, three students joined efforts to create a power point presentation eulogy.
And the learning STILL has not stopped. Now, they realized that all three female fish are pregnant. The students have researched how guppies have live birth, and are EXTREMELY concerned because the mother fish WILL eat their babies. So, what does that mean? Nursery tank of couse!
And I thought I was just buying a few guppies! I suppose this just goes to show that learning can come in some pretty amazing forms!
15 more school days for me ... but whose counting?