The second graders and I immensely enjoyed learning about some very cool pink animals a few weeks ago. Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating, with illustrations by David Degrand, hooks readers with its incredibly engaging cover. I happen to be of the school that the blobfish is endearing and rather cute! The students loved the book so much that I created a project around it.
For two of my classes, the students were given the color blue and had to use PebbleGo Encyclopedia or our library books to find a blue animal. Following the format in Pink is for Blobfish, the students noted the size, diet, and habitat of their animal as well as an interesting fact. They finished the project by creating a drawing of their animal.
After the project was finished, which took two library classes, the students participated in a gallery walk of each other's work. Meeting as a whole group after the gallery walk, they shared what they had learned from each other. #coolbeans