Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 3, Lesson 3: Classifying Animals
Today we actually learned the 6 major groups of animals: fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. We cut the animal cards from the Student book and organized them into their corresponding categories. We used a variety of colored construction paper (since I didn’t have any yarn to create circles as instructed), so AA placed each animal where it belonged.
This lesson extended for two days with multiple activities about animals: ‘the favorite animal’, ‘animal comparisons’, ‘humans being mammals’, etc. AA chose to compare himself against a frog (a different animal group) using a Venn Diagram, and himself against a dog (another mammal) also using a Venn Diagram. He did a great deal of writing.