Zoology: (first circle)

Need for lesson - Pictures of baby animals.

Index File Card

can be pasted onto an index file card for quick reference

 


Zoology 41

Spring is the time of the year when many baby animals are born. A fun place to go in the Spring  is a visit to the zoo or a farm where you can see some. Animal babies have specific names. A baby dog is a puppy. Some animal parents can also have specific names. A father, or male pig is called a boar, the mother, or female pig is called sow. The baby is called a piglet. Baby fish are called fry and baby spiders are called spiderlings. Something else that has a specific name is the family of animals. If it is a group of pigs they are called a litter or a drove of pigs. Let's learn the name of some other animal names.

 

Animal

Male

Female

Baby

Group

1.

shark

bull

cow

pup

school

2.

bee

drone

queen/worker

larva

hive/swarm

3.

elephant

bull

cow

calf

herd

4.

goat

buck

doe

kid

herd

5.

penguin

male

female

chick

rookery

6.

horse

stallion

mare

foal (M)/ filly(F)

herd

7.

kangaroo

buck

doe

joey

troop/herd

8.

toad

male

female

tadpole

knot

9.

monkey

male

female

infant

troop

10.

chicken

rooster

hen

chicks

brood

 


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Baby Animal Pictures

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Baby Animal Pictures

Additional Works:

Animal Matching - Children match the adult picture to the baby picture. (These are found in the freebies section.)

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Art:

Baby Lambs - Trace childs hand and cut out. Add cotton for the fur, leaving the fingers without any for the legs, and an eye to thumb. Or color a lamb face and make it into a puppet.

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Lamb Art

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Lamb Puppets

Songs/Poems:

Five Little Puppies  (from fun-baby-games-online.com)

Five little puppies were playing in the sun. (Hold up hand with extended fingers.)
This one saw a rabbit, and he began to run. (Bend first finger down.)
This one saw a butterfly, and he began to race. (Bend next finger down.)
This one saw a cat, and he began to chase. (Bend next finger down.)
This one tried to catch  his tail, and he went round and round. (Bend down fourth finger.)
This one was so quiet, he never made a sound. (Bend down thumb.)

Zoology: (second circle)

Need for lesson - Any butterfly work or art ideas you would like to introduce. Have a review of butterflies.

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Butterfly Review Lesson

Week 30 Day 4-5:

Continue with butterflies and/or other insects of your choice. Although the butterflies may not be ready to be released this week, below are some of the pictures from whenever that day arrives, which is very exciting!

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Butterfly Review

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Review

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Butterfly Garden Sticks

 

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Release Day

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Release Day

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Release Day

Another great insect to learn about and observe is the praying mantis. A kit for these can be found at insectlore.com.

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Praying Pantis Egg Case

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Praying Mantis Babies

These last few days of the month can be used to sing any songs from this past month, continue with the play, and/or review any lessons that you would like to go over with the children. Some schools have a Spring Program which they need to practice for, or an outdoor field trip can be planned now with warmer weather.