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“It’s the gol-darndest zoo–On the face of the earth!” – Dr. Seuss ‘If I ran the Zoo’

Yesterday the entire school had a chance to take an in-school field trip!

We all ventured into the science lab, for 5th grade’s…

Botanical Biome Zoo!

5th grade science has been learning about animal biomes, ecosystems, habitats, and niches. 

The 5th grade zoo keepers had to choose an animal and design a progressive zoo exhibit. These exhibits included all the necessities an animal would need and have in the wild. The zoo keepers needed to design ample space, proper temperature, and include the animal’s proper food choices as they would find it in the wild.

Each zoo keeper had to write a persuasive letter, asking the zoo director for funding, for their new state-of-the-art enclosures.

They presented each class with tickets, presented their biomes to the zoo attendees, and shared the knowledge they learned while completing their enclosure.

Check out some of the animals we got to see!

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Rebecca K. – Meerkat

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Sinclair M. – Lynx

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Jacob K. – Sloth

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Sarah J. – Panda

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Shealee S. – Flying Squirrel

Then….

Mrs. Hamlett, our Middle School Science teacher, let us experience some “touch and feel” exhibits!

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This mini trip was a lot of fun!  The Zoo Keepers ALL did a wonderful job showing and explaining their enclosures to us!

Thank you again to Mrs. Hamlett, the 5th grade Zoo Keepers, and everyone who was involved in helping make this possible!

We really enjoyed it! (and I know everyone else did too!)

“Today I had the pleasure of visiting Mrs. Hamlett’s fifth grade science class as the students presented their classroom zoo.  I was so impressed with how enthusiastically these students shared what they had learned about each animal in their zoo exhibit.  When they were finished, they couldn’t wait to show off some of the real animals in the classroom, including Clyde the frog, Ruby the bearded dragon, and Penelope and McClendon, the rats.  I never imagined when I woke up today that I would not only enjoy the opportunity to pet a bearded dragon and two rats, but see such responsibility and knowledge displayed by these students.  They carefully held and cared for the animals, and were eager to share with me all they had learned about them this year. “

– Mrs. McCormick,  SJV Principal

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