Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jungle Animal Day

Day 2 of our First Grade Fun Week was Jungle Animal Day!

(Our team does the jungle theme each school year.  Each teacher chooses a jungle animal then we decorate our rooms accordingly and do a lot of jungle activities at the beginning of the year.  We flexible group across the grade level for Reading and Math so this really helps the kids out at transition times, especially at the beginning of the school year.  We can say, "You go to the Monkey Room for Reading or you go to the Tiger Room for Math.")

Theme Day: This morning each class rotated to all four teachers for a jungle animal activity.  This afternoon we watched the Jungle Book and had animal crackers!  (While the teachers finished up DRAs and Math reassessments!)  The kids wore jungle animal print or shirts with animals on them.
Here are the 4 activities we did:
Elephant Room:  Played this fun trivia game in teams!!

Monkey Room:  Made monkey stick puppets while listening to Jack Hartman's Alphabet Zoo.

Crocodile Room:  Made jungle animal necklaces and learned about crocodiles!
Tiger Room:  Painted these super cute tigers!

Tomorrow is Luau Day!  We have lots of outdoor Hawaiian activities planned.  Let's hope the weather cooperates.  

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