Thursday, January 29, 2015

What Do Animals Do In Winter?

Last week we started a short unit titled "What Do Animals Do In Winter?" by reading non-fiction texts about winter animals.  This gave us some different types of animals that we are currently working hard to learn more about - migrators (movers), hibernators (sleepers) and adaptors (changers).  We broke up into three kinds of migrating animal groups and found ourselves very cold and hungry in our classroom.  We had to "migrate" through out building to find warmth and food. Last Friday every student had the opportunity to bring in a stuffed animal and we role played hibernation. We did some fun bear math, ate a big snack, hibernated then had some warm cocoa to let us know that it was springtime.  The children really seem to be learning and understanding these concepts.

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