ONTARIO, OH - A local elementary school teacher from Stingel Elementary and a student teacher from the Ohio State University teamed up to teach their students about animal habitats in a unique fashion.
Kindergarten Teacher Lynda Ditty and OSU student teacher Kendall Fout turned their students into animals and placed them in their respective habitats on Thursday, March 16th. The students were allowed to pick their animal, and then had to do a research project about it. The project culminated when students came to school dressed like the animal of their choice to find their classroom transformed into six different habitats.
Ditty and Fout put a lot of hard work into the room's transformation. The six habitats were rainforest, tundra, temperate forest, grasslands, desert, a pond, and the ocean. The whole set included a wide variety of trees, a mountain, a waterfall, and caves.
The student's parents were invited in to watch the children's presentations. Additionally, the children performed 4 educational songs for their audience.
"It is a positive story to show Ontario parents what our students are learning in kindergarten," Ditty said. She went on to add, "It is very informative and very cute."