Brrr! What a cold morning! Make sure your child is dressed appropriate for the bitter weather. Winter finally kicked in.
Literacy Unit: Animals continued…
The next 2 weeks we will focus on types of animals: Endangered vs non-endangered. Each child will create a research project in school where they will choose one endangered animal to discuss how they appear (fur, feather, thick skin, tails, wings, etc), what they eat (herbivores, carnivores), where they live (habitats and continents they originate from), why they are endangered and and how they can help. We will use the internet, books and videos to help develop our research. We will categorize and classify types of animals in specific groups.
- Endangered animals: animals that are close to extinction. (ie. koala, sea turtle, panda, jaguar, bald eagle, etc.)
- Extinct: no longer living. (ie. the dinosaurs, mammoths, saber-tooth tiger, etc.)
- Habitat: a place where you live
- Herbivore: plant eater
- Carnivore: meat eater
Sight words: play, has (review: I, we, can, , a, the, like, is, it, in, am, see, go, to, have, and, because)
Letter of the week: Ff (review all letter learned so far)
Writing: We will practice writing descriptions of animals. We will also practice writing our opinions.
Math:We will practice counting 0-100, by 10’s to 100 and by 5’s to 100. We will learn about measurement using the standard and non-standard measurement of a foot. We will explore using a ruler. We will practice counting using tally marks. We will create a graph using a tally mark survey of which endangered animal they researching. We will continue practice counting by 5’s by creating bean raft as a concrete way of counting by 5’s.
Science/Social Studies: Each child will choose an animal to research. We will investigate what they look like, what they eat (plant/meat eaters-herbivore/carnivore), where do they live (location on a map and types of habitat), why they are endangered, and what they can do to help. Your child will listen to stories, watch videos, read articles, and use the internet to collect information. The choices will be: bald eagle, koala, panda, jaguar and sea turtle. Please discuss with your child on the animal they choose.
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