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Mrs. Swann's class ...saving the manatees.
Mrs. Swann’s fifth grade class learned about endangered animals during our ecosystems unit. After hearing that a previous class adopted a panda we became motivated to try to adopt another endangered animal. We researched many different animals using the WWF website. After choosing to adopt a marine animal we voted between the seahorse, manatee, clownfish and sea turtle. Our class was very interested in both the seahorse and the manatee. After much debate we finally settled on the manatee. The class was divided into four groups in order to create posters, brochures, announcements, and candy grams. Our purpose was to inform others about endangered animals and to help save a precious manatee’s life. We set a goal of $55 to save a manatee however were hopeful to save both the manatee and seahorse. We are happy to say that this was a success and we have raised enough money to adopt both a manatee and a seahorse. We appreciate all of the support we received from Stallings Elementary students, staff, and parents. THANK YOU!
Written by: Kelly Reeder - Media Coordinator
Posted: May 18, 2015 by Kelly Reeder