There is much I would like to share with you today, but as time is not on my side, I will have to keep today's post fairly short. We are beginning a 4 week unit on salmon as part of the Students For Salmon project with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (N-SEA). The students and I feel passionately about this project because it is something that connects all of us. Though we don't live in the oceans, estuaries, rivers, streams or creeks, the quality of salmon habitat is directly tied to the quality of OUR habitat. It is also a wonderful topic to study because it relates to many other topics Bellingham 3rd and 4th graders examine.
Below are examples of the students' Thinking Maps titled "What I Learned About Salmon" following a one hour presentation from Monica at N-SEA. Thank you, Monica! Click on an image to enlarge it.
I look forward to sharing much more about this project with you as we make our way through it.