We did an editing exercise this week that was about a quoll. I'd never heard of it so I went and looked it up and discovered that it's a cute little carnivorous marsupial living in Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. :)
The peculiar name sparked my curiosity so I went cyber surfing and found a website with a l-o-o-ng list of weirdly named animals - quite fascinating actually. Who makes up all these animal names?!! - and decided on the spur of the moment that this would be my class blog homework post assignment this weekend.
I chose these animals for my kiddies to research this weekend.
And that's just a sample of what's out there! (I have heard of the axolotl before but I'll bet none of my kids have!) Their task is to choose one animal to research, classify it (!) tell me where it lives, what it eats and one more interesting fact about it - oh, and post a picture of it. Easy peasy, right? We'll see what they make of it.
Look up a quoll - it is the cutest thing! It's only about the size of a house cat. I'd love one as a class pet :)
Anybody out there have a class blog? What sorts of posts do you do? I'm always looking for new ideas. :)