As Giacomo prepares to return to campus after a few months at home, we have spent some time thinking about what he might want to share with his friends once he returns to school. They have been exploring houses, tree houses, and many other things. Here in the virtual classroom we've been talking a lot about the Loch Ness Monster, mythological creatures, etc.
Giacomo will return to campus next Tuesday, so we took a few minutes today to catch up with Rainey Room B via zoom. Giacomo told them a bit about the Loch Ness monster, and they asked some wonderful questions. Rainey Room B shared their paper mache tree house, and Giacomo offered some thoughts and possible extension plans.
The Loch Ness Monster
“How big is the Loch Ness Monster?” - Sylvie
“Well, his head is as big almost…his head is almost as big as the diplodocus’s head. The diplodocus was a very tall dinosaur. His neck was 100ft tall, but also I have a little surprise.” - Giacomo
“Is the head bigger than the elephant’s head?” - Janie
“This is how big a diplodocus is, and it would be not as big as an elephant.The elephant is 100 ft down from this dinosaur, but this head was as big as it.” - Giacomo
“Does the Loch Ness monster eat? The Loch Ness monster eat elephants or fishies?” - Maxon
“Elephants are the biggest land creatures on earth. It’s not as big as the world, but it’s the biggest land creature. It’s taller than the Loch Ness Monster. So, it eats the sort of stuff that’s not fish. It’s just plankton. It’s so tiny you can’t even see it. That’s what the Loch Ness Monster eats. It’s also in lakes, not only in the ocean.” - Giacomo
“What is the Loch Ness Monster longer than?” - Janie
“It is longer than an alligator. I hope so. Its neck is as tall as my bunk beds.” - Giacomo
“Is the Loch Ness Monster pink? Hot pink?” - Lucia
“He’s dark blue and his tummy is yellow. If you put a camera under water, and you put it below the monster, and there is a screen then you can see the yellow. If he’s just a statue. Who knows, maybe he is alive?” - Giacomo
Rainey Room's Tree House