Students were excited about visitors to Technology class on October 11th. These visitors were unique in more ways than one, as each was so different. They flew, crawled, scampered, had scales, feathers, wings, etc. quite a change from the regular guest to a classroom.
Miss J. took a class offered by the Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines last summer, which created the opportunity for her to have the Education Coordinator of the zoo, Kathy McKee, visit her classroom with some animals.
Three sections of 7th Tech classes, averaging 20 students each, with cameras in hand, descended upon: a hedgehog, skink, leopard gecko, a tropical bird and a hissing cockroach. Supplementing the photography stations in the art room were a mounted walleye and crappie compliments of Mr. Moon, another leopard gecko brought in by Cameron Corday and a mounted prairie chicken brought in by Miss Johnson.
McKee is excited about receiving the edited photos from the students. She shared this was the first time she had done a unit that focused on photographing the animals on a classroom visit. She’ll be pleasantly surprised when the final photographs arrive!