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bether89
Teaching preschool co-op class, Help!
July 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

 I am going to be teaching a preschool class of 4 year olds at co-op starting in August.   This is our first time to attend co-op and teaching there.  I am considering a class on animals and doing a different animal each week.  I have to decide and plan pretty quickly as registration is next week.  I have to get my supply list ready.

Do you have any class ideas or suggestions for animal activities?

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  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    July 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

     make large animals out of cardboard,

    having a large map on the wall and placing the animals where they come from

    learning the tracks the animals make- make a game out of it

    learning the animal sounds, another game

    lots of hands on stuff

    field trip to see some of the animals, zoo, barn, someones home etc

    have a pet in the class room

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    July 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

     There are a lot of animal themed print outs that you can get to go along like cut & past stuff or work sheets.

  • kirbymom
    July 17, 2013 at 7:33 PM
    I love love the animal theme! Go with it. You can teach them how the animals sleep.
  • Precious333
    July 17, 2013 at 7:43 PM
    Science-classifications of.living things
    Kingdoms of living things
    Vertebrates, invertebrates,
    Where animals live
    What animals eat

    Geography- what animals are native to which continent. Have them trace each continent and name them

    Art-animal footprints
    Draw one side of a butterfly and have then draw the other side
    Upside down art (draw an animal upside down)

    English- stories with animals in them. Animals starting with a certain letter-color them and trace letter.

    Math- get those bears that are colores differently. You can use them.to.count, add, subtract and make patterns.
  • bether89
    July 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    I have decided to do animals A to Z to correspond with the letter of the week from the first hour preschool class.  I found  lots of crafts and activities for animals online.

    Quoting Precious333:

    Science-classifications of.living things
    Kingdoms of living things
    Vertebrates, invertebrates,
    Where animals live
    What animals eat

    Geography- what animals are native to which continent. Have them trace each continent and name them

    Art-animal footprints
    Draw one side of a butterfly and have then draw the other side
    Upside down art (draw an animal upside down)

    English- stories with animals in them. Animals starting with a certain letter-color them and trace letter.

    Math- get those bears that are colores differently. You can use them.to.count, add, subtract and make patterns.


  • tiabear13
    July 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    These are all great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to use some of these for my child. :)

  • motheroffour186
    July 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM
  • bether89
    July 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM

     Thank you for sharing these websites.  I will definitely be able to use them.

    Quoting motheroffour186:

     

    http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals.htm

    http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animals.htm

    www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/preschool.htm  

     

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