Mrs. Garman & Ms. Ratcliffe – Sea Turtles

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 10/17/2009 12:00:00 PM

DSC03562From Mrs. Garman’s Kindergarten Blog:

Today we went to the Discovery Lab and learned about sea turtles. Did you know that all six types of sea turtles found in the U.S. are either threatened or endangered? Did you know that some sea turtles migrate? Did you know that approximately 1 out of every 100 will make it to adulthood?

We went to three centers while we were in the lab:

The first center was making a turtle headband. The students glued photos of the types of food the Loggerhead sea turtle eats on to the headband.

The second center was a role playing activity. The students pretended they were turtles and experienced many of the dangers that sea turtles encounter; such as predators, nets, trash that looks like food, etc.

In the third center, the students were learning about conservation of number. There were a total of 5 sea turtles. The teacher would hide some of the turtles and ask the children how many were missing. Then we discussed how they came up with the answer. Click here to see the music slideshow Mrs. Garman made using Animoto. DSC03553 DSC09647 Below is a photo music video that Mrs. Ratcliffe created on Animoto: To view photos of the students in action, click here