All children love the zoo and all the animals in it.
The zoo units is our classroom favorite every year hands down. We stared our unit with the book I Went to the Zoo.
The great thing about this book is that it is designed for beginning reading. It has strong picture support with repetitive text so that the children can help read along with you.
Other books included
Pocket Chart Story Telling
Children always enjoy reading with a pocket chart using their names.
Children are able to move the names and animals around to created a new story for themselves as well as for their friends.
Small Group Activities
Children always love learning with hands on activities and what better way to get them counting then with small animals and game dice.
Say It, Count It, Write It
Children roll game dice and identify the number and then count out that amount of animals for their zoo mat. Once they have counted out the animals they write the amount on the mat.