This month at Grandview we started a new series on Animal Classification. Each month for the next six months we will cover a different types of animals: mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, bats, and insects. Each month we will have a program, a hands on activity, and a folder for our lapbook. This month we started with mammals.
Our hands on activity was to make an animal track out of Plaster of Paris. The children could choose between bobcats, squirrels, armadillo, and coyote.
Then we got to learn different facts about mammals such as what makes a mammal a mammal and the different types of mammals. Our focus in this program was on mammals that live in Arkansas.
Then each of the children got a fur. They had to try and guess what kind of mammal it was and whether it was an herbivore, omnivore, insectivore, or carnivore.
Then we played a little game to reinforce what we learned.
Christian and Lily completed their lapbook folder this afternoon.
Another great program at Grandview!