My turtle arrived today! He was bigger than I expected, and livelier too!
Yesterday I collected all of our turtle books, fiction and non-fiction. I'll display these next to the turtle's tank, and replace them as students check them out.
Then I wrote a prompt on butcher paper, and put it on the table, with markers. Today, our turtle arrived!
Here's what our turtle library center looked like after I set it up.
Simple, right? Turtle tank, markers, and butcher paper. Here's what it looked like once students arrived in the library.
This is the funny part. Although I wrote the prompt inside a turtle shape just to be cute, many of the students assumed that they should write their responses inside turtle shapes, too!
They're so funny!
I hope you have the chance to try a live animal center in your library!