As you may remember, during the Animals and Their Needs unit, we had a lesson about the famous biologist and environmental activist, Dr. Jane Goodall. Classes may have viewed a short video biography or listened to a real aloud of the children's biography entitled, "Me...Jane." As classes, we talked about how Dr. Goodall had a dream of living in Africa and studying animals. This was the kickoff to each of your classes' study of webcam videos of animals. After several observations, students used their notes to author their own non-fiction texts about animals which they studied. Several of their non-fiction texts were actually shared with Dr. Goodall thanks to John Campbell at Central Office.
Dr. Goodall was so excited about their books that she recorded this video message for them! Please make sure to share the video with your students. I would love to be able to visit your rooms to introduce the video as well, so please let me know when you'll be able to share it. It is only about 1 1/2 minutes long, but it's well worth your time!