Week 30 Day 3-5

Book choices for today:

Baby Animals   Harry McNaught
Zoo Born   Andrew Bleiman
Desert Babies   Kristen McCurry
I AmYour Mother   Cindy Bracken
Wild Babies   Seymour Simon

Zoology: (first circle)

Need for lesson – Pictures of baby animals.

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.

    Baby Animal Pictures
      Baby Animal Pictures

Additional Works:

Animal Matching – Children match the adult picture to the baby picture.

Bunny Counting 1-10

   Baby Animal Matching (JustMontessori)
1-10 Counting

Art:

Baby Lambs – Trace child’s 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.

Lamb Puppets

    Lamb Art
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.

     Butterfly Review Lesson
Butterfly House

Practical Life:

Design a Butterfly – Provide various beads and jewels for children to design the wings of a felt butterfly.

Spooning – Cute butterfly bowls for a transfer work.

    Design a Butterfly
     Spooning

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!

Butterfly Review
Butterfly Review
Butterfly Review
Butterfly Review
Butterfly Garden Sticks Art
Butterfly Garden Sticks Art
Butterfly Stamping
Butterfly Stamping
     Release Day
     Release Day
      Release Day
      Release Day
   Release Day
   Release Day

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

   Praying Mantis Egg Case
   Praying Mantis Egg Case
 Praying Mantis Babies
Praying Mantis Babies
If you find a praying mantis collect it in a bug box container for observation and discussion.
If you find a praying mantis collect it in a bug box container for observation and discussion.
Praying Mantis Release Time
Praying Mantis Observe / Release
Praying Mantis Observe / Release
Praying Mantis Observe / Release

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.

Song (CD) choices for today:

Babies

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