Group Title: Environmental teaching plans
Title: Come fly with me
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Title: Come fly with me
Series Title: Environmental teaching plans
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Language: English
Creator: St. Croix Environmental Education Team
Publisher: Division of Fish and Wildlife
Place of Publication: Frederiksted, VI
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Volume ID: VID00079
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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E.T. A LOCAL WAY OF LEARNING


COME FLY WITH ME

Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School
Environmental Education Team


Concepts:
2. Ecosystem





Objective:
By observing any
as that selected
feelings through


Disciplines:
1. Language Arts
2. Social Studies
3. Art
4. Science



desired creature or object, students will imagine themselves
creature or object and communicate their perceptions and
acting, writing or drawing.


Rationale:
What will I learn?
A. How to observe -- through the senses
B. How to imagine yourself as another creature
C. How to communicate your ideas and feelings
acting


through writing and/or


Much of the great literature in the world had its inspiration in nature. Give
it a try!

Directions/Activity:
Choose an animal, tree, leaf, rock, or whatever appeals to you. Pick a creature
that you like or that interests you. It may even be one that's difficult to stay
with--like a bird or a fish, so you'll have to observe several of its brothers.
This is alright--only pick something that really interests you. Keep in mind the
season--rainy or dry. What does your creature or thing do at this time of year?

What's Next?
Spend twenty minutes imitating the actions, movements, and reactions of your
creature or object. Get into the "feel" of it. For example, if you're a tree--
spread your arms, let the wind shake you, stand rigid or bending. Are you a
mighty mahoganyor a young sapling. Look, feel and smell your tree and do
what it does, stand alollgside it, act as it does.

Is your choice a toad or frog? If so, try and find one. Observe him/her and
do as it does--squat, blink, lie low, hop, whatever it does, without hurting
yourself or getting wet. Be careful, but again get involved with your chosen
object or creature by observing and by doing what it does.


Title:

Author:


Grade Level:













E.T.
COME FLY WITH ME

And Then?

Find a comfortable place and sit down. Collect your ideas and write about
yourself as if you were the creature or object you have just imitated. You may
begin with: "I am. ." or start with a question, sound, smell, or scene -
you decide. You may write a poem, story, letter, description or speech. Take
your pick--whatever you do best. Just try to cover these ideas--in any order
you like.

Tell us:

Where you live (describe its size, shape, color, position)

Why you live there (give some good reasons)

Who your neighbors are (name some if you can)

How you help other plants and animals (What do you do for them)

What you feel towards people

What special feelings you had today

Start writing!











E.T.
COME FLY WITH ME

What do I do when I'm finished?

Read over your ideas and see if your writing covers the when, why, who, how
and the what. You might enjoy reading aloud to a nearby friend or to your
teacher.

Can I draw?

Yes, if you have the time, draw your creature or thing. Later you can add
details and color back in class. Use the space below for your sketch.

























If there's time:
In the field as a conclusion, students and teacher may want to share their
writings and art work.




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