Here a LIVE Lobster was brought in for the kids to learn and see the Anatomy. Our week 1 folder activity page was to complete a Lobster diagram. The Lobster was such an amazing visual...and yummy dinner for one of our amazing teachers.
You can find a LIVE Lobster at a local grocery store. Ours was purchased from Wegmans and they packed it up so nicely so it could stay alive and safe for the whole day at our co-op. This was very helpful.
**make sure you point out to the students that the Claws are very strong and powerful. That is why they must keep the tight bands on them to help prevent any fingers from getting injured.**
This cute Blue Crab Plush was added to our Ocean themed classroom. He was super popular amongst our plushies!
We finished out Week 1 with our Notepage on Crustaceans to follow up the kids' reading assignment from the textbook.
We had a few extra minutes at the end of class so we watch the fascinating video on the Christmas Island Red Crabs. Below is a link for a short version of one of the videos you could watch. It's quite amazing!
WEEK 2 was our first RESEARCH WEEK. I assigned each kid a different Crustacean to Research and they needed to bring back "Two Cool" facts to share with their classmates. We all recorded them onto our 2nd Folder Activity Page.
We also completed our 2nd Notebook page to finish out the chapter.
Here are the crustaceans that were assigned:
- Crayfish-these would have been fun to bring in as they are plentiful around where we live if we had studied them during a warmer season. :)
- Hermit Crab
- Horseshoe Crab
**Students were encouraged to share their 2 facts with the class. I wrote them on the board to help everyone have a guide when writing down the facts onto their folder activity pages.**
I hope you enjoyed the information we studied for this lesson! I'll be adding links to some of these activities soon so please be patient. Now go enjoy some yummy Lobster for dinner!
Enjoy and Many Blessings!