I usually have my class make a zoo mural with the animal habitats in it, but this year I did things a little different. Here are a few things from the week... followed by past zoo animal work I have done with my kids.
Inspired by Todd Parr's bold artwork, my teammate had her students make these bright zoo animals. I loved them so I had my students make animal faces. We haven't finished our writing yet. We will add that next week.
To make these animal faces, we painted the background solid color first, let it dry and then went back and outlined with black paint.
We used Deanna's writing paper from her zoo unit to write animal facts this week, then we made animals to go with our writing. The gorilla faces are enlarged versions of the gorilla lesson from the TLC Lessons zoo book. The giraffes are also enlarged and modified versions from TLC lessons. The penguins came from a site I found long ago that no longer exists. We learned about all of these animals on PebbleGo.
We compared the baboon and the hippo using a venn diagram.
Past Zoo Animal Work
based on the book If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo
from the TLC Lessons zoo book
using Microsoft Word in the computer lab
crayon resist zoo animal drawings
based on the book Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo
zoo animal riddles
a few favorite memories from zoo year's past...
the year my own Abby girl was in kindergarten