Here you’ll find more zoo unit pictures.
We made alligator pie and then used Interactive writing to create our How To chart.
Our fun poem. This was written by a Canadian poet by the name of Dennis Lee. I’m told there are a few more verses to the poem…but this was just enough for us.. we love it!
YUMMY! Alligator pie
The kids wrote their own How To during Writer’s Workshop
Our alligators and nonfiction alligator writing.
A close up of one the student’s writing. I just love how Kindergarten sweeties write.
Their phonetic spelling is just too cute!
Follow up book for the kiddos to complete at centers.
We read, Turnips For Dinner by Joy Cowley and wrote in our literacy journals.
Our monkeys and monkey writing. I LOVE the monkeys. I think they are my favorite.
I love how each monkey is different. A few of the pieces are patterns but for the most part the monkeys are made by cutting rectangles and squares into circles and ovals and then creating the monkey. Each one seems to have its own personality!
Our elephants and elephant writing.
We read a portion of Let’s Have a Swim! by Joy Cowley and then made a prediction about how we thought the story would end.
I was asked about some great books to use for this unit. I love the nonfiction books by Pebble Books. We also read a lot of fiction books. I will bring the books home tomorrow and add the titles to the bottom of this post. 🙂
The kids have learned so much about animals during this unit. I’m sad to see it end! We have a few more days this week and then next week is spring break. WOO-HOO! You can click on the alligator if you are interested in the unit.
Also, my friend Kathleen has some GREAT math and literacy games to compliment this unit. You can check them out by clicking here. Up next…. insects