Today, we officially started learning about habitats. I had my guest teacher begin to introduce it yesterday, but we really dove in today. There were two things today that the kids really enjoyed doing to learn about habitats.
The first (I don’t have a picture because I left my camera at home today!!) one was a habitat sort. I taped up four different habitat cards around the room (Ocean, Desert, Forest, and Pond) and then made index cards with six animals living in each habitat on them. Each card had one animal name. I gave one to each child and told them all what animal they had become. They then had to walk around and find the habitat where they lived. Some were a bit tricky so we discussed where they should be. We played twice with promises to do it again tomorrow!
The second thing we did was to start writing books about a specific animals’ (of their choosing) habitat. Each child had a book made with three sheets of copy paper cut in half and stapled on one end. Each page was then used for the following:
1) Title, front cover, authors name
2) The name of their animal
3) What their animal eats
4) What habitat(s) their animal lives in
5) What their animal looks like
6) Something special that the animal has that helps it to live in that habitat
We are only half finished, but they are REALLY cute and the kids are putting their full effort into them!! I’ll try to post a few examples when we are done.