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This is a lesson on baby farm animals
Science, Language Arts
Title – Farm Babies
By – Shannon Smith
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – K
NY Science and Mathematics Standards: 3, 4 and 6
NY ELA Standards: 1, 2 and 4
- Is Your Mama A Llama? written by Deborah Guarino
- Prepared Posterboard for a sort
- Animal Magnets
- Animal Puppets
- Baggies containing animal cutouts and clothespins
Time required: 30 minutes
Objectives: As a result of instruction, the students will be able to:
- Identify different farm animals
- Sort and match farm animal babies with their mothers
- Notice similarities and differences between the babies and mothers
- Understand that animals can be called different names according to gender or age
Activating Prior Knowledge:
- The teacher will elicit knowledge of baby animals after talking about the baby animal on the cover of the book.
- While the teacher reads, the students will draw conclusions as to what animals the clues in the book describe.
- The teacher will model sorting animal magnets. All of the mother animals will go on one side of a poster board and the babies will go on the other side. The magnets are made from pictures of animals with magnets on the back.
- After the teacher models, the students will continue the sort.
- The students will learn the names of baby and mother animals while sorting pictures.
- The students will each get an animal puppet. This is a picture of an animal on a Popsicle stick.
- The teacher will elicit animal names while the students match mother and baby animal puppets.
- The students will independently match mother and baby animals. Each student will get a baggie of animals. If it is a picture of a mother animal, the students will attach two large clothespins for legs on the picture. If it is a picture of a baby animal, the students will attach small clothespins for legs.
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