Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mythological Creatures

Fourth graders learned about the mythologies of different cultures and how these stories were often used by ancient peoples to explain the world around them. I thought it would be fun to focus on some of the fantastical creatures from these mythologies. We read from Dragons, Dragons and Other Creatures That Never Were (Eric Carle) and students created their own version of a mythological creature in the style of Carle.

Fourth graders used their research to write poems about their creature. They  also created a constellation of their creature using glow in the dark ink and were excited to present their work to the class!

Listen to Jelonnie's presentation on the Centaur.

Listen to Whitney's poem about the Yeti.


  1. They look even cooler in motion. I can't wait to this project completed. :) The kids did such a great job!

  2. I'm in love with this project!! They are so beautiful. I might have to borrow it:)

  3. @Ryan - The kids are super excited to have you come in. The video looks awesome! I can't wait for them to see it.

    @Ruth - Aww, thank you!! The glow in the dark mod podge for the constellations is key :) I was trying to figure out how to project them to get a planetarium effect. Let me know how it works for you.