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3rd Grade PBL Project "A Whale of a Tale"

posted May 5, 2014, 6:17 AM by webmaster wtl   [ updated May 5, 2014, 6:17 AM ]

Photo: Killer whale breachingMany children and adults have never had the chance to see the ocean and all the amazing creatures that live there.  They have seen pictures or videos of them swimming freely in the ocean and think nothing bothers them, when in fact there are many things that threaten their existence.

Mrs. Spiess’ class has decided to find a way to help these marine mammals from right here in Waterloo! They are learning that you are never too young to make a difference in the world.  Through the course of the project, students have researched whales and discovered the issues that harm them the most.  They have created questions and shared them with an expert from the Save the Whales Foundation on a phone interview. They have created Google PowerPoints to share their learning and linked them with QR codes to share with others.  These are just a few of the highlights of what they have done to raise their knowledge on marine mammals.

Now, they need your help in making a difference in saving the whales.  As a class, they have created a campaign to raise money for the Whales, dolphins and Porpoises.  They chose to sell candy bars and Little Debbie snacks to their school family.  They will sell each item for $1.  They also wanted to give each classroom a challenge, so the class that buys the most, will earn one free candy bar or little Debbie for everyone in the class.

The monies raised will be sent to the Save the Whales Foundation to help continue the efforts to save these creatures.  We are also hoping to spend $40 of the money raised to adopt a whale for Waterloo Discover Academy! 

We will begin our campaign to raise money for the Save the Whales Foundation starting the week of May 5th and extending to the last few days of May. 

We would appreciate any help you can give in our campaign to save the whales!