First graders are learning about ecosystems. Many were surprised to find out that ecosystems are like a community. They can be as small as a pond, or as large as an ocean! All living things in an ecosystem are important, but so are the nonliving things! Why is a fallen tree important? It is a home for animals and food for insects. Why is a rock important? It provides shade and shelter for many animals and insects!
In the media center we are learning about a different ecosystem with each class. Our ecosystems are: desert, mountains, meadow, ocean, rain forest, and tundra. Each class will research an animal from their ecosystem. After writing and illustrating their work it will be displayed in their hallway!