Today we wrapped up our salmon unit with a dissection. The class referred to our fish as Bob and he turned out to be a male. I dissected the internal organs and the students got a chance to look at them and touch them if they wanted to. A few students found the blood a bit much but most were fascinated. Then we dis a cut and paste activity. Have your child walk you through the photos.
Our class has been learning about various artists. They learned about Van Gogh and created their own version of Starry Night (displayed in our windows), Ted Harrison (in their portfolio), Picasso self portraits (ask them about it-they couldn’t stop laughing and comparing) and below are their gorgeous close up flowers, inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keefe. Enjoy!
We combined art and science to create these wonderful life cycles. Students used a variety of techniques to approximate the size, scale and appearance of salmon through their different life stages and then placed them in their redd (salmon nest).
Our salmon eggs have hatched. We now have alevin (or alevin vésiculé in French). We participated in a zoom presentation today put on by the Lynn Valley Ecology Centre about salmon in BC. Unfortunately it was quite boring and not as visual as I had hoped. We then watched a few videos that detailed how import salmon were to other animals and to their environment here in BC. We wish the students could invite you in to have a look. We will be caring for our Salmon until they are ready to be released (April/May) and we will also be dissecting an adult salmon and learning about the various organs and body parts.
Today our class got to enjoy a presentation over Zoom by the Urban Safari Rescue Society . We got to meet and learn about many different animals including a stick bug, hissing cockroach (ask your child what happens if their head gets eaten), taratula, two different turtles, a leopard gecko (ask your child what happens when their tail gets bitten off), 2 snakes, a skinny pig, a chinchilla and a sugar glider. The children were very engaged in the presentation and had many questions. If this is something that you would like to pursue further with your child, click on the image below to visit their website: