Zoology: (first circle)

Need for lesson - Any work that has animal tracks.

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Zoology 28

If we were taking a walk in the woods during the Winter time what do you think we might see in the snow on the ground? We might find animal tracks. As the animals walk along in the snow, they leave footprints. Every kind of animal makes a different kind of track. Other places you can see footprints of animals is at the beach in the sand, or in the mud or dirt in your own back yard. Animal tracks can sometimes tell us a story. What kind of things do you think we can learn from animal tracks? We can find out which animals were walking in the area. We may be able to learn how many animals were in the area, is there one set of tracks or two? Next time you are outside in the snow or even in the dirt, look for animal tracks and try to identify, or figure out which animal may have left those tracks.

Demonstrate Animal Track work.


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Animal Tracks (The Mailbox)

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Animal Tracks (MontessoriPrintShop.com)

Art:

Animal Track Prints - I think these are from discountschoolsupply.com. Provide black or brown paint and white paper. Children can make prints in the snow.

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Animal Track Stamp Set

Second Circle:

Need for lesson - The book, The Mitten and work to go with it from janbrett.com. Be sure to let the children know this is a Fictional story.

Read the story and demonstrate work. This will be a Book on the Shelf.

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The Mitten

Art:

The Mitten - Children can color and glue the animals to the mitten.

Mittens - The children can color or paint mitten shapes. Remind them that it is a pair of mittens so they want to try and make them match. Or they can make two different mittens. These were painted with dot paints.

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"The Mitten" -  Art

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Mittens - Art

Additional Work:

1-10 Mitten Counting - I made these with felt and stuffed them a little. The basket has snowflakes on it and small wooden mittens hanging off the side.

1-10 Mitten Stamping

Mitten Matching - These are from kidssoup.com.

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Counting 1-10

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Mitten 1-10 Stamping

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Mitten Matching

Practical Life: 

Mitten Hanging - I asked a friend to make this mini clothesline for me. I made the mittens with craft foam and fabric paint.

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Songs/Poems:

Mittens

Put on your mittens, it is cold I fear
Now that Winter snow is here.
Play in the yard and when your done
Pull off your mittens one by one.
It's fun to play in the snow.
Play in the yard and when your done
Pull of your mittens one by one.

 

The Mitten in the Snow (tune - Farmer in the Dell) This song goes along with the story of The Mitten.

The mitten in the snow, the mitten in the snow
Help us please so we won't freeze, the mitten in the snow.
A mole squeezes in, a mole squeezes in
Help us please so we won't freeze, the mitten in the snow.
A rabbit squeezes in, a rabbit squeezes in
Help us please so we won't freeze the mitten in the snow.
A hedgehog squeezes in, a hedgehog squeezes in
Help us please so we won't freeze, the mitten in the snow.
An owl squeezes in, an owl squeezes in
Help us please so we won't freeze, the mitten in the snow.
A badger squeezes in, a badger squeezes in
Help us please so we won't freeze, the mitten in the snow.
A fox squeezes in, a fox squeezes in
Help us please so we won't freeze, the mitten in the snow.
A bear squeezes in, a bear squeezes in
Help us please so we won't freeze, the mitten in the snow.