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Vet’s Office via twinkl
Yesterday, I shared about twinkl with you! Who went and looked around? What awesome stuff did you find that you could use?
Today, I’m going to share how I used the resource pack from twinkl to transform my home living area into a Vet’s office. I laminated each item so it would last for the next month or so. 🙂
Every Vet’s office needs appointment cards!
I used these cards in the pocket chart that is in my vet’s office. The children can use them to help diagnose their patients. 🙂
These are the beautiful, real pictures that are included in the pack. I hung these around my vet’s office as they were appropriate.
Love this sheet that the humans have to fill out about their pets. 🙂
I made two copies of this Pet Care word mat and placed them different places in the vet’s office. The children can use these as a guide to write sentences about their pets.
You can’t have a vet’s office without a way to keep track of your appointments!
This sign showing when the office is open will help my kiddos learn to tell time. 🙂
My kiddos love the OPEN and CLOSED signs. They like to be the one who flips the sign over to OPEN the store.
Also included, are these great posters to include in your vet’s office area as advertisements for services that are offered there. 🙂 Love the variety!
And of course, worried human mommies and daddies will need a place to wait while their pet is being looked at!
Now a look at how this all looks in the vet’s office!
Inside the vet’s office. The patients are on the right, the vet’s exam table is in the middle and the stove holds important tools and bandages.
This appointment sheet is laminated so that it can be used over and over again. 🙂
The kids voted and determined that we will have an exotic animal vet’s office, complete with polar bears, jaguars, horses, cows, beavers, and ducks! We looked through all the stuffed animals I had in the closet and these won out!
I’ll post more pictures of everything in action soon. 🙂
Pictures of the Pigs
Here are some pictures of our newest classroom pets: Fluffy and Kiss:
Fluffy is on the left and Kiss on the right (Fluffy is the brown calico and Kiss is the gray and white pig)
They are one month old guinea pigs. I feed them a piggy salad (romaine lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, parsley, strawberries, and other fruits and veggies) two times a day along with their hay. Now…how to figure out how I will get them to school…hmmmm!
This is an observation sheet I’ve been using with my students to look into what our meal worms, toads, and our new guinea pigs (Kiss and Fluffy) are doing.
The children can draw a picture on the left and write a few words about what they are seeing on the right. I’ve also encouraged my students to label their pictures if they do not want to write sentences.
If you have the ABC Print font on your computer, the lines will be ruled lines, if not, they will be regular black lines (there are 5 short lines).
This can be used for many different types of observations…not just animals! You could also use them and create science notebooks out of them. 🙂
Pictures of the guinea pigs to come soon!
We have several new critters in our classroom this year. They are all part of our Kindergarten Zoo! I’ve shown you the Meal Worms before, but we have also added Hermit Crabs and now Toads!! My sister found some toads when she was cleaning out the window wells at her church during their workday last Sunday. She called and asked if I wanted them and so now we have Toads. I think our Zoo is now complete as I can only remember to feed so many things at a time!! When we got the toads, we talked about how we should go about feeding them. We figured out two ways to do this. Some of the children volunteered to dig for worms in the dirt around the school (we need to get permission first before this can begin–I have a class set of child sized shovels to help us!) and the second way is to just feed them our meal worms and the meal worm beetles. Everyone seemed to be okay with this plan and so our happy little toads are enjoying their new habitat!
This is a picture of one of the happy little guys! We have four of them all together.
They were in a small tank, but didn’t seem so happy! Now they crawl all over the place and I’ve since added some things for them to climb on.