Students learn about hibernation

Published 10:03 am Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kindergarten students at Mocksville Elementary School are not hibernating for the winter.

“They are full of energy and ready to take on research projects,” said teacher Brandi Hendrix. “Yes, you heard correctly, I said research projects.”

Many of the kindergarteners worked in small groups with Julie Marklin, media specialist.

When the students go with Mrs. Marklin they are learning about one hibernating animal, writing about that animal, and presenting a paper to the class about their particular animal. The children learned about three hibernating animals so far– bats, frogs, and snakes.

“The children learn the facts, they get to move or act out certain parts, and they just enjoy their very first real research project experience,” she said.