This past week we drove up to Waco to visit the zoo. We’re about halfway through our Land Animals book and I wanted to give them a chance to see some of the animals we’ve studied, and put our learning to good use.
Because, the kids and I enjoyed my animal report form, I created a similar one: zoo animal observations form.
The assignment: fill out your zoo animal observations form at some point during the day. For this trip because the zoo was super crowded, I did not require the scientific name or worry about correct spellings of the animal.
I was quite amused at the animals they chose for their reports. Batman chose the otters, and happily sat at the top of a slide for 10 minutes drawing and writing. He wrote: Otters live in woods. They eat fish.
Superman went in with a plan and waited until he found the giraffes. It’s his favorite land animal, and he very carefully drew the giraffe and was intrigued by how it reached over the fence to eat a shrub on the other side. Superman wrote: It has spots. It has a long neck for eating plants. It has long legs.
You can tell Superman took more time on his writing, and observation of giraffe. Partially because it’s an animal he really loves, and partially because he had a better view of it to observe.
Princess on the other hand filled out two reports. First she talked about lions, which amused me because it’s not usually an animal she tries to go for. Then she filled one out about deer. That also amused me because it’s the exact same kind of deer we try our best not to hit as we’re driving home at night. Her lion report said: Lions sleep a lot. Lions eat meat.
As a caution, I did not expect that amount of writing from the boys in kindergarten. Princess has a natural interest in writing and drawing that the boys do not. So, she will naturally write more than them on her own.
Let’s see what others did this week:
Each week I’m spotlighting a few posts that were shared previously. Many posts get linked up later in the week and they don’t always get as many clicks as they deserve, so I’m trying to spotlight a few every week.
Life with Moore Babies shared a great make your own frost experiment.
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