There is something about animals that children naturally gravitate towards. It is so easy to get their attention when you start talking to them about animals. We started off by revisiting the facts and differences about animals and plants. Then we moved on to learning about vertebrates and invertebrate animals. Snails, Slugs and Earthworms found their way into our classroom in a jar. Children enjoyed watching them.
While we learnt the story about the Fish, Frog, Turtle, Bird and Mammals, and how they came into existence, we also learnt about their body parts.
Children had fun putting their creative hats on and making these animals with different recycled materials like clay, ribbon, pencil shavings, eggshells, bottle caps and anything we could get access to.
This month we changed our end of the day circle and we started doing Yoga at the end of the day. We did a lot of animal poses like dog pose, eagle pose, cat pose, butterfly pose and many others besides the ones mentioned here.
We read a lot of stories this month on how animals live in harmony with each other. How we people need to learn to live from these animals! Animals were here before us and they know better on how to live in harmony with this world.
The end of this unit was wrapped up with more art like the animal aboriginal art.