In February we started our unit on the Arctic region and this month we are finishing it up. We have discussed what animals live in the Arctic and discovered that some change the color of their fur like the Arctic fox, Arctic hare and Arctic wolf to blend in during the winter and summer seasons. We determined that there are some plants that live in the Arctic, but they are small and close to the ground. The students discovered that animals that live in the Arctic have a special layer of fat under their skin to keep them warm when they are in the Arctic waters. We will complete our unit by creating a polar bear craft and making a polar bear snack.
After we complete our Arctic region unit we will move into learning about the tropical rainforest. The students will learn the names of some of the animals that live in the rainforest and learn about the layers of the rainforest.
I want to thank everyone who helped their children bring in money for Pennies for Peace. The students filled our jar more than three quarters of the way full. They became really interested in looking at the different coins and learning the names. We have also started to talk about how much each coin is worth and will continue to work with coins.
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