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  1. 1. Animal Ring-O<br />Science/Math and Language Arts activities for the Primary Grades<br />By Kimberly Tucker<br />
  2. 2. The Little Fish who cried Shark! By Trish Phillips<br />Read the story to the class<br />Have the students identify the rhyming words in the story.<br />Have the students tell you facts about sharks and list them on the board.<br />Sing the finger play song “Ten Little Fishies”<br />Science1.4.3<br />Observe and explain that animals eat plants or other animals for food.<br />Language Arts1.1.7 <br />Create and state a series of rhyming words.<br />Music, Bodily-Kinesthetic (sing the finger play song), Linguistic (identifying rhyming words)<br />
  3. 3. The Little Fish who cried Shark! By Trish Phillips<br />Read the book to the class.<br />Visit the Shedds Aquarium website. Explore the site and discuss the different animals. Or visit an aquarium if you can!<br />Identify the animals at the aquarium and the animals in the book.<br />Language Arts K.7.3 <br />Describe people, places, things (including their size, color, and shape), locations, and actions.<br />Science K.1.1 <br />Raise questions about the natural world. <br />Naturalistic (aquarium exploration)<br />
  4. 4. Five Little Monkeys sitting in a tree By Eileen Christelow<br />Pass out 5 small monkey manipulatives to each student.<br />Read the book to the class.<br />While reading, have the students hide or take away one monkey every time one monkey disappears in the text.<br />Have the students predict if another monkey will get “eaten” by Mr. Crocodile each time one disappears.<br />How many monkeys are left before they all reappear at the end of the story.<br />Language Arts1.3.3 <br />Confirm predictions about what will happen next in a story.<br />Mathematics1.2.2 <br />Show the meaning of subtraction (taking away, comparing, finding the difference) using objects.<br />Logical/Mathematical, Visual/Spatial(use of manipulatives)<br />
  5. 5. Five Little Monkeys sitting in a tree By Eileen Christelow<br />Instead of reading the text, sing it with the class to the tune of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the bed.<br />Have the students clap when Mr. Crocodile snaps at the monkeys. <br />Discuss whether monkeys really do sit in trees. Could they really fall out and get eaten by a crocodile?<br />Take a field trip to the zoo. Visit the monkeys and discuss whether they like to climb trees.<br />Science 1.1.2 <br />Investigate and make observations to seek answers to questions about the world, such as "In what ways do animals move?" <br />Language Arts1.3.4 <br />Distinguish fantasy from reality.<br />Naturalistic (zoo trip), Music and Bodily/Kinesthetic (song)<br />
  6. 6. Quiet Bunny By Lisa McCue<br />Read the book to the class<br />List the different animals and their noises on the board.<br />Have the students match the animal with the noise and then make the noises.<br />Have the students write in their journals about why Quiet Bunny had to find his own sound. <br />Science 2.4.4 <br />Recognize and explain that living things are found almost everywhere in the world and that there are somewhat different kinds in different places. <br />Language Arts 2.3.7 <br />Identify the meaning or lesson of a story.<br />Intrapersonal and Linguistic (journal writing), Musical (make the animal noises)<br />
  7. 7. The Kissing HandBy Audrey Penn<br />Read the book to the class.<br />Have the students act out the book in Reader’s Theater.<br />Discuss that raccoons are nocturnal.<br />Have the students list other animals in the book and that they are also nocturnal.<br />Science 2.4.1 <br />Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments.<br />Language Arts2.1.6 <br />Read aloud fluently and accurately with appropriate changes in voice and expression.<br />Interpersonal (reader’s theater)<br />
  8. 8. Stranger in the WoodsBy Carl R. Samms & Jean Stoick<br />Begin with a field trip to Wesselman Woods Nature Center.<br />Read the book to the class<br />Have the students tell some things that are pictured in the book that they also experienced on the field trip. <br />Have the students draw one thing that they saw in the book and on the field trip.<br />Science K.2.2 <br />Draw pictures and write words to describe objects and experiences.<br />Language Arts K.1.22 <br />Listen to stories read aloud and use the vocabulary in those stories in oral language. <br />Naturalistic (field trip), Interpersonal (class discussion), Intrapersonal & Visual/Spatial(drawing)<br />
  9. 9. The Rainforest Grew All Around By Susan K. Mitchell<br />Read the book using Choral Reading.<br />List the classifications of vertabrate animals on the board.<br />Have the students classify each animal in the book as mammal, reptile, etc.<br />Science 3.4.2 <br />Explain that features used for grouping depend on the purpose of the grouping.<br />Language Arts 3.1.3 <br />Read aloud grade-level-appropriate literary and informational texts fluently and accurately and with appropriate timing, change in voice, and expression.<br />Linguistic (read aloud)<br />
  10. 10. The Rainforest Grew All Around By Susan K. Mitchell<br />Read the book to the class<br />Put the book on the overhead to make sure the students can see the pictures.<br />List the facts of the animals in the book on the board.<br />Students draw an animal found in the Rainforest and describe how it’s special features help it to survive.<br />Science 2.4.1 <br />Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments. <br />Language Arts 2.2.4 <br />Ask and respond to questions (when, who, where, why, what if, how) to aid comprehension about important elements of informational texts.<br />Intrapersonal (drawing), Visual/Spatial (pictures in the book)<br />
  11. 11. Owl MoonBy Jane Yolen<br />Read the book to the class<br />Take the class outside and try to spot different birds. <br />List the different birds on the board along with how they were alike and how they were different.<br />Have the students draw a picture of one of the birds that they spotted.<br />Science K.4.2 <br />Observe plants and animals, describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.<br />Language Arts K.7.2 <br />Share information and ideas, speaking in complete, coherent sentences. <br />Naturalistic (bird spotting), Visual/Spatial & Intrapersonal (drawing)<br />

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