Thursday, November 6, 2008

Porcupine Fish Drawings

Meet Pokey -- my kids brought him home as a souvenir from Ocean City, MD -- but they said he could live in the art room for a while. Pokey is a preserved porcupine fish. This kind of fish can fill up with water or air. This prevents predators from getting them into their mouths. Another deterrant is the needle-sharp spikes. When the fish puffs up, the spikes go straight out. Ouch!

In kindergarten classes we looked at this and read a book about it. Students then made their own drawings of porcupine fish.

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