In order to make deeper connections with what they are learning in their classroom, 3rd grade students are also taking a closer look at the animals of Missouri in Spanish class. Students have learned their Spanish names, characteristics they each have, and adjectives that describe them. They were then assigned and animal mashup project which required them to take characteristics and features from 2-3 Missouri animals and combine them to form one brand new animal. Students then wrote a paragraph in Spanish about their animal, giving it a new name, explaining its features, describing its habitat and what it likes to do. There were some pretty creative animals with interesting features, as you can see from the pictures!