Emphasis on Living and non-living things
- Take another walk around the school grounds with a view to making changes that would attract animals.
- Encourage the students to look around their home environment to see what plant life they have growing and to think about other plants that might attract animal life.
Examine a favourite tree at home or school. Does it provide shade? Examine its features. Can you see any animals using it as a habitat?
- Construct a simple birdfeeder from a cardboard milk container or other recycled materials, to attract birds to their garden www.canteach.ca/elementary/life.html
- Visit the www.floraforfauna.com.au and the ErinEarth website. This may be useful in helping the students think about developing their school garden in order to attract animals.
- Follow-up discussion on how plants and animals help one another. A class book might be started to record both reflections and information.
- Write a thankyou letter to Sister Carmel thanking her for your visit to ErinEarth.
- Mapping activity: Draw a map of all the places you can remember from your visit to ErinEarth.
- Writing activity: Write an account of their day at ErinEarth.
- There are many drawings, paintings or models that the students could make back at school to show some of their favourite things about the garden.
- There may be things on the ErinEarth web site of interest to the children. Eg. Story of how the frogs came to ErinEarth.
- Revisit enlarged site map so that students can identify their special places.
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