Recently, Mrs. Murphy’s third grade science unit came to life when Dan Briere and his Little Creatures came to the classroom. Students were able to touch, pet and observe various animals Dan brought in.
During this hands-on lesson, students were challenged to answer questions such as which animals were vertebrates or invertebrates. They had fun categorizing the animals into groups: mammals, amphibian, reptile, birds or arthropods. Some animals that he brought were a python and a pencil snake, a chinchilla, a tortoise, a scorpion, a centipede, a parrot, a skink, and even an alligator!
Students were in awe and everyone had a lot of fun!