Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Thursday’s 4th graders Ivy, Alyson, Eden, Hailie, Ashlyn, Spencer, Brooke, Devin, Ethan, Mya, Kona, Cardon, Isabelle, Grace, Krew, Dean, Ayvree, Grady, Kyson

Title: Diamond Crystal Planet Having a Basketball War

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Harsh Environments and Animal Adaptations

Materials and techniques: Fabric and embroidery stitches, paint pens, and jewelry spikes.

Did you enjoy this project? I think my world is a little different than I imagined it, but it is still awesome. It worked out and looked very good.

About: The environment of our world was a crystal world with a basketball war going on. There were big diamond buildings and a fury court with dangerous spikes around it. Disco cheerleaders route for the teams. There is a party all the time and we eat LOTS of glitter! And loves to cheer on the teams, and when the home team plays guests, we have special powers that help the team WIN! There is a mascot which uses camouflage to hide from the opposing team. There is Princess Peacock and a feathery peacock with eyes to see the wars. I wanted to have no war. I wanted it to be kind and nice with no war.

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Cannon, Dalton, Whitney, Colsten, Max, Tegan, Katie, Carson, Olivia, Rylie, Keyera, Vincent, Hailee, and Madilyn

Title: Desert Landscape Where a River Feeds a Grassland

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Extreme Environments and Animal Adaptations

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

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed learning about all the habitats. It was fun to use our own imagination, to make funny animals that combine together. I felt good about the project and I think it looks good. I felt that it was kind of hard, but pretty easy.

About: We painted the sky a dark blue mixed with a turquoise color. We invented our own creatures like a horse mixed with a bee. It survives by drinking from the river and collecting nectar from flowers in the environment to make honey. My animal can handle high elevation. A little devil whose wings hold water. If it runs out it can go to the river and dip its wings in the water. Flying prairie dogs that live in a hole and come to the river to drink. Cat / porcupines are fast and agile, which dig with its paws and is able to protect itself with spikes. The devil cat king made his home on the arch. Lots of the animals eat bugs.

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Tuesdays 4th Graders, John, Jacob, J.J., Molly, Gavin, Lily, Kylie, Olivia, Marcie, Matt, Justus

Title: Colorful Pom-Pom Candyland

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Extreme Environments and Animal Adaptations

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

Did you enjoy this project? We ended up only putting on two or three because we ran out of room. They were hard to sew on but we did it anyway because we all liked it. I hope we can create and sew again soon! In my opinion it was a great idea!

About: Our environment was a colorful, bright and happy candy land. I made the root-beer volcano. Candy bugs come out of the volcano, and had to adapt to the heat and fizz! I made the candy flowers. They had to adapt because their roots eat candy and not water! Shape shifting animals change color and size to fit into its hiding place. See the chocolate monkey named Choco? Plenty of candy for him to eat! There’s a bunch of jaw breaker bugs with pink little wings that fly high so nothing can eat them. If they fly too high, they get burnt by the lemon-head sun! If they fly too low they get eaten. So they develop a special sense so they know the perfect height for flight. There is a nice monster who is very annoying, like a salesman. He survives by a feather on his back. When he waves it in the air he blends in with the environment. There is even a candy-cane vacuum! The funniest adaptation is the pink fluffy unicorn who adapts to all that candy by going to the dentist 50 times a year!

Created by Sunrise Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

Artists: Wednesday’s 5th Grade students

Title: Blue Green Ball of Helium Planet with Balloons

Teacher: Mrs. Pomeroy

Theme: Harsh Environments and Animal Adaptations

Materials and techniques: Fabric and embroidery stitches.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, but it was hard work. We learned that even boys can be good at sewing!

About: How animals would survive in a helium world. Some animals pop balloons filled with food.