photo facebook_zpse39062b3.png photo bloglovin_zps3408f98c.png photo email_zps4380b3c4.png photo google_zps9047e4ac.png photo pinterest_zps65847a58.png photo instagram_zpsf40cb705.png photo subscribe_zpsc0e0adf7.png photo twitterbird_zps52e1bc64.png
Blissful and Domestic is now on Youtube!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Secret Zoo Reading Unit


Over the past few weeks we have been reading The Secret Zoo. It is a fun book about 3 kids, who need to save their friend form the zoo. It is an adventurous tale, which my littles loved. They definitely got into and this was one I had an easy time breaking down and finding activities to go along with it. I want to post what we did and how I broke it all down.


Day 1-  Pages 1-11, which includes the prelude. We talked about what a prelude was. We made our own paper journals and decorated the covers. We also read Animals in the Zoo: A rookie Reader Science Book

Day 2- Pages 12-20. I printed out this picture of a Monkey. He became our picture of Mr. Tall Tail. I also used the alphabet and numbers to write a secret message for them to decode on the back. They thought this was pretty cool.

Day 3- Pages 21-29. We did this Hummingbird letter activity to go along with our reading. We also read Counting at the Zoo & did counting with animal crackers.

Day 4- Pages 30-44. We made this Polar Bear Craft.

Day 5- Pages 45-50 We played a concentration game I printed off from HERE.
We also read Night Animals and talked about what Nocturnal meant.


Day 6- Pages 51-60. We played hide and seek with stuffed animals.
We also read Desert Animals at Night and did this craft.

Day 7- Pages 61-68 We made a Cheetah Craft from dltk-kids.com

Day 8- Pages 69-74. We read Five Little Monkey's and Made Monkey Cards to send to our Pen Pals.

Day 9- Pages 75-85. We did this Penguin counting activity and made a Snazzy Penguin treat.

Day 10- Pages 86-94 We did this Lion Craft to work on our cutting skills. W also read Dear Zoo.

Day 11- Pages 95-107  Make Monkey Pudding and read Monkey and Me

Day 12- Pages 108-117 We read Turtle Splash! and we used this print out for a math game. I gave them a math problem and then once the answered it they colored in the answer on their sheet. The first person to finish coloring their tutrle won.

Day 13- Pages 118-126 Zoo Animal Graphing and we will read Mr. Peek and the misunderstanding Zoo

Day 14- Pages 127-136 We read Brown Bear, Brown Bear and We did this tracing page.

Day 15- Pages 137-149 We read Hiding Hippos: Counting From one to Ten and we did this cut and paste craft.

Day 16- Pages 150-158 We read The Dodo and The flight of the Dodo

Day 17- Pages 159-170 We will do this dot-to-dot sheet and read Appaloosa Zebra

Day 18- Pages 171-179 We did Zoo Math with these math mats. I gave them a subtraction problem and they figured it out using animal crackers.

Day 19- Pages 180-194 We watched Wiggly Safari. A great one for learning about a lot of animals, in a fun way with songs :> We also did this  Lion Craft from Make Learning Fun

Day 20- Pages 195-204 We had ants on a log, while reading this day


Day 21- Pages 205-217 We made Animal cupcakes

Day 22- Pages 218-227 Make a Flag of our own

Day 23- Pages 228- to the end :> We talked about what an afterward means and what we liked best about the book. We wrote a little paragraph about our favorite part.

This was a much longer unit than when I did Stuart Little, but it turned out to be a great opportunity to learn about a lot of different animals. Overall I think this unit went well and I am excited to plan out more reading units to enjoy with my littles. Hope you have fun reading with your littles today!

We also ended this unit with a trip to our local Zoo. It was small, but Miss Priss and bubba enjoyed it. The zoo also offered a great coupon online, which helped us in going as well.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments. I read every.single.one. They rock my socks! Thanks!

All comments are moderated. Your comment will appear soon. ;)

If you have a question make sure to leave your e-mail so I can write back. Thanks!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...