Children can create beautiful silhouettes with cut out shapes from magazines, or create their own! Lay the cut out on a piece of paper (or use a small bit of gluestick to prevent movement) Paint over the shape with watercolors, rub with crayons, or smudge with pastels- when the cut out is removed, a beautiful silhouette remains. A great art project for animal studies or for learning about shadows and light!
I LOVE THIS. Kids take two different animals and combine their adaptations to create a whole new animal, labeling each part of course. Where does the new animal live? What does it eat? Is it a predator?
Learning how to research is an important skill, and one that is practiced to some degree at all grade levels. Most kids will go through full-blown research projects at some point in the year in their classrooms. While this is important, I also feel kids need to be given multiple opportunities to investigate topics of their... Read more
The joy of being an L2 teacher is that I can use totally elementary English concepts and use them with the more advanced French learners. What a good way to incorporate descriptive writing! (And if it was an animal you SAW, you can use passe compose and imparfait- genius, i know). Oh, and it's FREE.
Vertebrates and Invertebrates Tabbed Booklet. This vertebrates and invertebrates booklet is a great way to focus on animal classification along with main idea, vocabulary, writing, and learn about of course - vertebrates and invertebrates!Unfortunately, with the large demands on reading and math from Common Core, science is often pushed to the side.