I am happy to share that our field trip to Lincoln Park Zoo was a huge success! My KDG'ers were troopers as we made it from one end of the zoo to the other. Our favorite animals were by far the giraffe, zebra and cheetah (Ok...the cheetah was my favorite).
I was genuinely impressed with how much my students learned during our animal unit the past two weeks. They were mesmerized by the small mammal/reptile house. I was so proud as they used what they had learned to figure out which animals were mammals and which were reptiles.
Earlier in our unit, we had practiced some of our newer popcorn words and sentence writing:
Thanks to this fantastic Zoo Animals Unit, we explored many different animals. We were able to compare/contrast, write what we liked, and enjoyed yummy treats! Here we are making our Alligator treats...
Again, thanks to the above amazing unit, we made many new crafty animals! We compared zebras & giraffes...and my kids decided these adorable giraffes were our "graduation giraffes!" So super cute...
I will post the remaining thinking charts in the next few days. My kids learned so much about animals...we had so much fun!