(Pictured: Two Wylandville Third Graders with their "V.I.P." and their final project!)
Third grade teachers Ms. Erbrecht, Ms. Huffman and Ms. Phyrillas joined forces to create a great collaborative project for their third graders at Wylandville Elementary. The “V.I.P. Wildlife Habitat Build” was hosted at Wylandville Elementary yesterday afternoon as a wonderful cumulative project to showcase all of what the students have researched about Pennsylvania Wildlife including things like shelter, water sources, diet, any adaptations that the animals might have and more.
They paired each student up with another one from the third grade classes and came together to design and build a habitat for the animals. Each student got to bring one “V.I.P.” or Very Important Person to build this project with them as well. This V.I.P could be any adult that is important to them.
Ms. Erbrecht says “This is so nice for these adults to get to come in and experience this project because the students get to take the lead and show their special grown-up what they’ve been learning all about at school. It’s also a great way to collaborate.”
Students were able to bring in real elements from outside, like leaves or twigs for example, to create their habitats. Ms. Huffman says it’s always interesting to see how the different groups create something simple like a tree with different materials.
The habitats will be kept up in display in Wylandville’s lobby so the other students can see what third grade created and have something to look forward to for when they get to third grade. Stop by Wylandville to see what these third graders came up with and look through the album below for more photos from the day!
Click here for a video from the afternoon!