Who’s hibernating at Meherrin?

Published 10:44 am Saturday, February 2, 2019

Pre-K students at Meherrin Elementary School hold up the pictures they made about hibernating animals. In front, from left to right, Berkley Futrell, Bentley Wright, Jacob Scott, Leighla Casper, Makenzie Tyler, Caroline Gaskins and Emory Gilley; back, Kason Allen, Jace Gray, Kayla Branch, Charles Gadsby, Landon Wright, Madeline Riddick, Bailey Grant, Tayvion Rooks, Charli Jones and Briley Darden. — Submitted Joronda Baxter

By Joronda Baxter


Linda Drake’s and Sandra Lindsey’s preschool classes learns about hibernation. They are still focusing on the letter “H” and learning about the life cycle of animals.

During the week, Drake read “Hibernation Station,” which focuses on which animals hibernate and which do not. Students learned which animals hibernate below and underground, by cutting out pictures and places the correct animals below and above ground in their natural habitat.

Next, the students created a bear and his habitat. They used a picture story to show which animals hibernate during the winter months. Then, students mostly enjoyed practicing hibernating habits by first eating before rest time to fill up their stomachs, and taking blankets over the tables, reenacting animals hibernate.

By reenacting these habits of animals that hibernate, students gained a clear understanding of animal traits during this time of the year.