Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Animals, Animals Everywhere!

Today was another one of those fabulous days where our children's interest piqued on something special and everyone became involved in a flurry of activity regarding a certain topic!

In order to help children practice recognizing their numbers and matching objects to numerals we read one of our favourite math books, "Teeth, Tails and Tentacles" by Kevin Wormell.  The children were captivated by the interesting animals and the various characteristics of each as outlined in the book.

Many children spent time looking at the book's illustrations in detail and discussing the animals.

That lead to the idea of making our own animal masks.  Children spent time working at the art table carefully selecting their materials and discussing how to best represent their animal in mask form.

Some of our animals included:


a zebra

a moose


After the masks were made the children decided that they were going to put on an animal show. Tickets were quickly made and distributed.

The show began with the words, "Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, at this time we are proud to present...our animals!"

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation of this book! Do you have any more lit books about counting higher than ten or counting by tens?


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