Each year, we start our first graders off by learning about animals with a vertebrate. I make a fun pack last year that I am using for my assessment. You can find it here: Animal Classifications Pack.
This year, I wanted to add a way for my students to walk around the room (now that I have a REAL classroom!!!!) to locate information that would help them remember what makes a mammal a mammal.
Every year I read the book Is A Cammal A Mammal?. This book gives a multitude of mammal expamples and it is in the Cat In The Hat's Learning Library. When we are finished, this year we reviewed with a smartboard review followed up by a quick circle the mammal activity! It got the students making the connections that they needed to make and it added a bit of an assessment. I will bu using those sheets to call up each student individually next week as they work on BAT Stations! Stay tuned!
With our littles, I love to add music, art, writing, reading, and science! What a great way to find time to add science into your day! Check out the What Does The Fox Say Stations in Action!
|My firsties are moving from station to station on a Fox Hunt! They are looking for the missing word to fill in the blank.|
|They work alone or with partners...I even underline the magic word for them to match the number on the station to the number on the sheet!|
|What does the Fox say? I use the 5 characteristics that we learned about for their writing activity connection and the real fox helps them out!|
|When they are all through, they work on a simple art activity!|
|What does this fox say? I learned about what makes a mammal a mammal!|