Class Summary


WHAT WE DID:

  • Each student adopted a crane to cheer along
  • We read about cranes
  • We wrote stories and information about cranes
  • We wrote to pen pals in Kentucky, Florida and Texas
  • We did "crane math" (adding, subtracting, graphing, estimating)
  • We followed the migration on a map
  • We did art (pop-up cranes, paper crane hats, paper mache cranes)
  • We had an award ceremony when the cranes reached Florida

HOW WE HELPED:

  • We got our parents to donate coins to Operation Migration
  • A lady donated a mile of travel expenses in our class' honour
  • We helped convince ExxonMobil to donate some money to Operation Migration. Mrs. Black's Note: My students should feel very proud of themselves! They helped to inspire others to give $3,000. (Cdn) to Operation Migration, to help fund 2006 Ultralight-guided migration.

OTHER COOL STUFF THAT HAPPENED:

  • Our project was on the internet (our class web page, the Operation Migration web page, the Journey North web page, The Simcoe County District School Board web page )
  • Our project was in the newspaper (Orillia Packet and Times, Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal)
  • Our project was on T.V. (A-Channel News)
  • Lots of our family members became "craniacs" too!
  • We got free t-shirts (a class set from Operation Migration, four from Journey North)