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!