Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Thursday’s 5th grade class Bevan, Sawyer, Caleb, Hannah, Ezra, Perrin, Reese, Brinley, Nikki, Kenzie, Peter

Title: Wedding on Rocky Mountain Planet With Trampoline Ground

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Harsh Environments and Animal Adaptations

Materials and techniques: Fabric and embroidery stitches, springs and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? It was interesting. There are so many cool stuff in the world. It helped me learn to sew and be creative. It is harder to sew than I thought. My taco turned out perfect, better than I thought. I felt like I was included and played a part.

About: This planet has a rocky environment with a springy trampoline ground. There is a wedding, they eat flowers and love warm weather. There is a spider/bird animal with wings in case it gets bored of jumping on the tramp. There is a bouncy yellow snake that turns things into gold and eats them. My animal is a flying rainbow taco. My taco adapts by switching the layers of ingredients to the front or side like armor. My bear is a self-defense teddy bear that adapts by drinking acid rain and eating people.

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Israel, Cruz, Addison, Mady, Hunter, Samantha, Caleb, Kayli, Maddi, Krew, Presten, Ellie, Emily H., Katelynn, Emily M., Zoey, Thomas, Wednesdays 4th Grade

Title: Grassy Lakes and Rivers with Breathable Water Planet

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Extreme Environments and Animal Adaptations

Materials and techniques: Fabric and embroidery stitches, and tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I felt good about it. I learned a lot about animal adaptations. I think it was worth doing.

About: We made up an environment that has breathable water so you don’t have to hold your breath. There are rivers carving through orange peach canyons and lakes surrounded by grassland and beautiful flowers. There are a lot of animals and some invisible women with pretty dresses. One has a mermaid tail to swim with, but looks like a cat with paws to walk on land, and a unicorn horn. There is an octopus named Harry with one eye and three arms. It eats any kind of fish. That mer-cat better watch out! One animal is a mix between a komodo dragon and a black panther. It can live on land and in water. It is a fierce carnivore with extendable claws, that if any animal faced it, it would most likely become extinct! But the most feared animal of all is the Squillmer! Because it is very fast to sling microscopic poisonous spikes from its fur. With its’ incredible eyesight Beware! There are 100,000 of them on this planet.

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Gaven, Triston, Maddie, Amber, Kaitlyn and other 5th Grade Monday students

Title: Pink Swirling Gas with Rainbow, Puffy Clouds, Acid Rain and Snow

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Alien Extreme Environments and Animal Adaptations

Materials and techniques: Fabric collage and embroidery stitches.

Did you enjoy this project? We thought that this was amazing to learn about animal adaptations. It did take some time to come up with our idea, but everything went as planned. It was fun to learn how to sew, but hard, and fun to figure out how to make a fitting background for our imaginary environment.

About: Pac Man monster lives in polluted air and acid water. There is a turtle with a unicorn horn sewed onto the environment. This turtle just swims in the pink mist, and uses its magical horn when predators come and try to get it. I feel great about my choice of doing this magical creature.

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Caleb, Gannon, Ivy, Malachi, Max, Kezz, Dylan, Ramsey, Kylie, Sienna, Taya, Tate, Payden, Kaity, Katie, Carter, Brevin

Title: Tropical Planet with Zero Gravity Defying Dome

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Harsh Environments and Animal Adaptation

Materials and techniques: Fabric collage and embroidery stitches, tempera paint and lamination film.

Did you enjoy this project? I think it was challenging and could have had more help on the sewing. I learned to tie knots in the string of the needle. It was hard cutting the fabric. I had to get it perfect! It took four weeks to make all of it. Try it and have fun doing it!

About: Our tropical planet has zero gravity. In order for life to survive they built a gravity dome, but the trees and animals still float and swim through the air. Watch out! They eat anything that are not of its kind! The tropical trees have long leaves to soak up the sun.
The water is warm and there are swampy areas. Some animals stay in the water as much as possible and eat creatures smaller than itself, and have feet like paddles. Some animals are heavy so it can stay down on the ground having four arms and four legs. It is tough so it can survive. Some animals are small and blend into the ground. They live by volcanoes but doesn’t burn in the lava. He eats lava rock and is mostly made out of lava rock. He doesn’t have a mouth, but has a mustache that can catch his enemies. One snake’s adaptation is flying, and has the ability to control its own gravity. It looks like a banana boa. One creature is a furry ball and it can bounce around! Another creature can walk on land with spikes on its feet and hands to keep it on the ground. Or it can swim in floating bubbles in the air with webbed hands for swimming and gills to breathe. I made a taco named Rebel. He is the color of a tortilla and is woolly like a sheep. There is nothing he cannot adapt to. He doesn’t have legs because he can float, and doesn’t have eyes because he uses echolocation, like whales and bats. His species guards the presidents of our planet. Nothing can get past it! Rebel is the coolest pet ever!