First graders in Caitlyn Bright’s class at Saluda Elementary know quite a bit these days about Arctic animals.

Students recently researched Arctic animals, then created a habitat on their bulletin board with those animals and also something from each animal’s diet. They used non-fiction books, videos, articles and internet research to create an Arctic animal report.

After all reports were completed, students taught classmates facts about their animal by writing facts on footprints, allowing each student to walk around the room reading about other animals and sharing their favorite facts. Students also asked each other questions about unfamiliar vocabulary words such as incubate and digit.

Saluda Elementary’s hamster, Humphrey, ​​​​​​​​​​​​is visiting Bright’s class and he wanted to get in on the fun, too.