A couple of weeks ago, I saw Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities at the Booksmith and needed a good reason to justify buying it. So, I planned a lesson around it for my class!
I coffee stained enough paper for two sheets each,
collected some 'specimens' they could draw from,
and brought in the book for them to look at. We folded all the paper in half and after they did some illustrations, I bound their drawings into individual little books with twine.
(these bats are my favorite!!!!)
It was so much fun!