One of the big projects in third grade is to do a big animal report and then a diarama showing your animal in its natural habitate. Matthew studied the lynx. He had a great time making the diarama.
I did learn the key to his success was having some good supplies to give him. Since we have a five year storage of craft supplies it wasn't too hard! But don't come to me when the grocery store runs out of food. However, we can craft at my house until we starve!