Krebs' Class Blogs

Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

November 6, 2012
by Denise Krebs

Animals in Capitivity, Inspired by The One and Only Ivan

“I love the idea that some of you have been moved to think a little bit differently about how we treat animals, and for that I’m most grateful.”

~Katherine Applegate

We were inspired by our friends Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, and other students in Ontario and Massachusetts to really research and ask questions about animals in captivity. Thanks to all of you for asking good questions and helping us develop arguments.

Here are some blog posts for and against animals in captivity:

Enjoy this Q&A session with Katherine Applegate:

October 29, 2012
by Denise Krebs
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Gorilla gorilla Answers

For those of you who took our gorilla quiz for the Global Read Aloud, but aren’t sure if you got the answers right, read on to see how you did according to the San Diego Zoo’s Gorilla page.

Twenty-five people and/or classes took the trivia quiz. We are going to let those who took the test answer for you, as more people got the answers right than wrong!

In the images below, you can see the correct answers and how everyone did. Thank you for joining in!

October 20, 2012
by Denise Krebs

Gorilla gorilla, the Western Gorilla

We are reading The One and Only Ivan now for the Global Read Aloud.

Seventh graders are enjoying this sweet story about a gorilla who uses his art to save the day.

We created this trivia quiz about the western gorilla. After you take it (or before), you can go to the San Diego Zoo’s site to learn about gorillas.

UPDATE: Click here to see the correct answers.

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