On Monday we started our unit on the zoo. We talked about the zoo and what animals live in a zoo. Then the children sorted what animals live in a zoo and on a farm.
Then the children drew a picture of their favorite zoo animal.
We learned about Noah's Ark and during prayer center the children cut out the ark and colored a paper plate.
Tuesday we looked and pictures of zebras and learn any fun facts about them.
Zebra are part of the equidae family along with horse and donkeys.
Every zebra has a unique pattern of black and white stripes.
Wild zebras live in Africa.
Zebras run from side to side to being chased by a predator.
Zebras have excellent eyesight and hearing.
Zebras stand up while sleeping.
Zebras eat mostly grass.
Then the children made their own zebra.
Yesterday we learned about giraffes.
- The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.
- Baby Giraffes can stand within half an hour and after only 10 hours can actually run alongside their family.
- Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep.
- Giraffes only spend between 10 minutes and two hours asleep per day. They have one of the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal.
- Giraffes are sociable peaceful animals.
- Just like snowflakes and human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same spot pattern.
- Even giraffes tongues are huge.
A male giraffe can weigh as much as a pick up truck!
- A giraffe's habitat is usually found in African savannas, grasslands or open woodlands.
Then the children make a giraffe.
- The hair that makes up a giraffes tail is about 10 times thicker than the average strand of human hair.
Today we learn some fun facts about monkeys.
There are currently 264 known monkey species.
Monkeys can be divided into two groups, Old World monkeys that
live in Africa and Asia, and New World monkeys that live in South
Apes are not monkeys.
Some monkeys live on the ground, while others live in trees.
Different monkey species eat a variety of foods, such as fruit, insects, flowers, leaves and reptiles.
Most monkeys have tails.
Groups of monkeys are known as a ‘tribe’, ‘troop’ or ‘mission’.
Then the children made a monkey.
We had a fun week learning about different animals. I hope everyone has a great 4 day weekend.