Friday, May 20, 2011

More Zoo Activities

Here are some more things we did this week with our zoo theme.
We read "Zoo" by Gail Gibbons.

Today we read a poem called "The Zoo".   From this book:
I used to use this book a lot when we did letter of the week.  I hardly use it at all anymore, but the zoo poem sure came in handy this week.  I retyped it.  The children find the high frequency words and highlight them and then they illustrate the poem to practice the skill of visualizing.  If you want a copy, click on the picture below to download. 

Here is a student work sample.  Looks like he got a little happy with the highlighter :)

We also worked on a giraffe color a rhyme.  Click on the picture below to download.

Here is a student sample.

We also worked on writing describing poems about several zoo animals.  We used this book to follow directions to draw the animals. 

Then we wrote describing poems about the animals.  Last we added detail to our drawings. Here are some samples.


 A snake

A lion

and a giraffe.

We really had a great time learning about the zoo! 

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