Thursday, September 6, 2012

Plain Polly- It's All About the Details!

We had two events today!  First of all, Bill DeLuccia an Indialantic parent, spoke to our 4th grade classes on the topic of Native and Invasive Plants. He included an interesting description of the Florida Aquifer and the way that our water supply filters down from the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. He explained the importance of native plants to migrating birds like the small warbler that migrates from Central America, depending on the berries from our native trees for their food supply.
Later, an exciting writing activity ... again students from both classes gathered to transform "Plain Polly" and "Mediocre Mike" who were badly in need of interesting details. Lots of creative ideas from our students.
Every student had a turn adding a detail to the picture.


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