The student will learn how animals in our demographic area live during
the winter. They will learn what they eat, where they sleep, use descriptive
words to describe their coat colors, and choose one interesting fact.
The students will work in a group and work as a team.
These objectives were completed by using the following resources:
· Fourth Grade Book Buddies read literature found on the internet
that was beyond First Grade Reading Level to the students.
· The students used Yahooligans to research their animal. The choices
were: Douglas Squirrel Raccoon, Townsend's Chipmunk, Striped Skunk or
the Black-Tailed Jackrabbit.
· The student went to the library to find additional information
that helped them fill out a teacher created data sheet.
· The additional sources to fill in the data sheets were the Internet
and Your Big Backyard magazines.
· The teacher conducted a lesson using art reproductions on how
to create an outdoor winter scene using details.
· The students used clay to make a track print in the clay. They
were then able to identify their animals track prints as they would appear
in the snow.
· The students used a paper vest to complete their book report.
On the back of their vest each student created a winter scene with details
that included their animal.
· On the front the students wrote where their animal sleeps and
what it eats during the winter.
· Each student presented their vest to the class and they will
share them with their Book Buddies.
SOON! - STAY TUNED FOR PHOTOS OF THE ACTIVITIES!!!
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