We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo…

Second-graders at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School didn’t need a field trip to the zoo to learn about different animals.

After spending time researching their favorite animals, the students wrote and illustrated their own books and then brought the zoo a little closer to home.

On April 17 and 18, students dressed up as the animal of their choice and invited parents, grandparents and other family members to visit their zoo.

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The students were able to share different facts about their animal and show off their creative costumes.

There was a wide variety of animals represented, including a snake, a peacock, a flamingo, a penguin, a shark, a panda bear and even a woolly mammoth.

The project teaches students how to research a topic and incorporates science and language arts.