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Pet Week-Lessons and Resources

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Did you know that it is Be Kind to Animals Week?  Once again I have used my trusty “A Year Of Hands-On Science” book to help guide our lessons for the week.  Today I’m sharing what we did with my tots, K5 students, and soon to be second graders!

Here is a glimpse of our day with our friends.

First up is a story written by my upcoming second grader.  In a recent post I wrote about our homeschooling schedule.  In the afternoons while my two younger children rest, my Princess (age 7) uses this time to create.  Last week she wrote a book about her dog.  Today she read it to the class!  It was perfect for our pet day!





My tots worked really hard on Carisa’s Tot School Letter C printables.

Coloring the letter C’s.

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Cutting out the cats.


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Coloring the cats.  Of coarse, with my 3.9 year olds, I read the color words for them to color.


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Coloring the objects that begin with the letter C.


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We also got out the alphabet puzzle while waiting on the older students to finish their work.

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To go along with our cat (pet) theme I also used Carisa’s printables for my K5 students.

Write the missing number.

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After we discussed how to take care of our pets, we wrote up a survey.  We visited a few of our neighbors and asked them about their pets.  What kind of pet?  What does your pet eat?  Where does your pet live?  This was a great activity to practice speaking skills.

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We found out that one of our neighbors feeds her dogs omelets for breakfast and chicken breasts for dinner!

To end the day, we used a little technology to reinforce what we learned about pets.  Brainpop is a top-notch computer site that teaches math, science, and social studies.  It is not a free site, but I highly recommend it!

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After watching the little educational movie about pets, we used the drawing section to draw a picture of the type of pet we would like to have.  Can you believe that all 6 students wanted an unicorn?

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Pets and animals are always a great theme to teach with young children.  There are a lot of science concepts that can be taught through these themes.  We love our pets at LLCS!
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Author: Christa Brown

I’m Christa Brown, the Little Log Cottage School teacher. I am a former public school teacher who is continuing to do what I love in my own home! Thanks to a very special collage professor I have a love of putting together engaging thematic units that teaches children in a creative way. I spend my days dreaming and concocting delicious lessons that my students will devour! Here, I write through the week about the adventures that my students and I partake in as we learn about the world around us. I hope that you enjoy this blog and will subscribe via email.

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