NW Rek Map

NW Rek Map
Babies
Literacy
Book: Northwest Animal Babies
How do they change as they
grow? Compared to us?
Graph the height of each animal
Social Studies
Math
animal cards: sorting babies
and parents by pictures and
names
Animal Tracks
Math
Measuring size of each animal's
footprint
Art
Comparing our footprints with
size of animal tracks using
paint
Science & Motor Development
Look for animal tracks
Place different tracks around room and have
groups follow and show at end of tracks what
animal they found.
Habitats
Math
Graph: What are some homes of
animals we know?
Literacy
Book: Where Do I Sleep?
Social Studies
Why they pick their homes?
Food availability
Each child picks a NW animal and brings to
class an example of what that animal eats.
(picture, actual food, etc.)
Science
Stay dry
Safety
Weather
Art
habitat dioramas
each child picks an animal and makes the
habitat of that animal in their own box with a
picture of the animal.
put up around room
Music
"We're going on a bear hunt" song
Animal Senses
Science
Hearing
Deer
experiment of cupping ears with
hands to hear better in front
Sight
Close eyes and using your other
senses figure out by pointing where I
am
This is how nocturnal animals like
raccoons, owls, etc. "see" in the night.
Smell
bear
2,100 times better than a human's
Bears can smell toothpaste
from a mile away
Bring toothpaste and see if kids
can smell it from across the
room.
Animal Coats
Science
Fur
Bears, Wolves, Fox, etc.
Otters
Need their fur clean or else
they can't float on water.
Feathers
Bald Eagles
Ducks & Swans
Produce oil to keep their feathers
from getting wet, to keep them
warm
Social Studies
Similarities between how they use their
coats to how we use our skin and
clothing.
Need to keep dry to stay warm
Keep clean
water repellent
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