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Thematic Unit on Habitats. 1 st Grade. Prepared by Lisa Stone-Beasley. Short Cuts to Lessons. Day 1 KWL Chart, Interest Inventory, stories and vocabulary words Day 2 Animal cut outs, guided practice and Kidspiration Day 3 Global map, US map and science experiment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Habitat Game

Thematic Unit on Habitats1st Grade

Prepared by Lisa Stone-Beasley

Im a Caribou can you help me find my habitat (home)

Caribou migrate north each summer in one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth. Feeding mostly on grasses and plants in the summer, caribou eat lichen and mushrooms during winter

DesertOceanTundraGrassland

Global Locations of Habitats

http://www.worldbiomes.com/biomes_map.htm

http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-maps/ Day 3Go back to short cuts

Stories

Collecting Data 1. Make a hypothesis (guess) of which habitat will have the most animals. There are no wrong answers.

2. Have students to count to see which habitat has more animals.

3. Students will write down the name of that habitat on their individual white board.

4. Go to Kidspiration to do a bar graph.

5. Have students to place answer on graph

6. Read Penguins 1,2,3 and Hop on Pop

National StandardsScience Effective teachers of science understand how students learn and develop scientific knowledge. Preservice teachers use various methods including scientific inquiry to develop this knowledge.

Technology 2. Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students: a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.Go back to short cutsWest Virginia Content Standards and Objectives. RLA.O.1.1.01 develop a rhythm and rhyme of words (e.g., nursery rhymes, songs, poems, tongue twisters). RLA.O.1.3.01 listen, recite and respond to familiar stories, poems, nursery rhymes, songs and stories with repeated patterns (e.g., retell in sequence, relate information to own life, describe character setting plot, engage in creative and dramatic play, imagine beyond the story).

RLA.O.1.1.02 blend and segment the phonemes of most one-syllable words.

RLA.O.1.2.04 compose written works using appropriate parts of the writing process (e.g., initial attention to planning, drafting, rereading for meaning, some self correction and class/individual publishing).

SC.O.1.2.05 depict movement of living things in air, water and on land. (e.g., birds flying, fish swimming, or worms burrowing in soil). SC.O.1.1.01 ask questions about themselves and their world.

M.O.1.5.1 identify a real life situation to gather data over time; make a hypothesis as to the outcome; design and implement a method to collect, organize, and analyze the results to make a conclusion; evaluate the validity of the hypothesis based upon collected data; design a mode of presentation using a pictograph and a bar graph (with and without technology). SS.O.WV.1.2 propose solutions and investigate opportunities for public volunteerism concerning a local problem.

SS.O.WV.04.01 locate West Virginia and bordering states on a United States map.

Results From Interest InventoryAnimal PenguinsPlace- Antarctica Stories: Penguins 1, 2, 3 by Kevin Schafer and Fifty Below Zero by Robert Munsch http://kanawhalibrary.org/kids_library/

Science Experiment with fake snow.sodium polyacrylate

Assessments

K W L Chart

Rubric

Accelerated Reader tests

Guided Practice Sheets

Kid watching

Diorama

Go back to short cuts Students examplesStory: Fog in the BogMusic by Hap Palmer

Day 4Go back to short cuts

Movie on Habitats Students will watch and listen to the movie, they will make up lyrics to song by using information from our research on the Internet. Students will practice song with music, finished product will be students recording song on Audacity.Movie and WritingStudents will do research in computer lab in order to find facts about animals and their habitats. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/ Students will write down lyrics and practice song.

Read Get the Egg and Hop on Pop have students to echo read.

Vocabulary Words From Hush, Little Ones Burrow- a tunnel or hole that is dug underground by a small animal.Hollow- an object that is empty on the inside.Cuddle-to get close to someone or something.Nestled- to rest as if one is in a nest.Silvery- a hint of silver in color.Snuggle-to get comfortable and warm.Pale-dull, not bright.

the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism

What is a habitat? What size is a Habitat?

What purpose does it serve?

What Happens when A habitat changes?

Name 3 different types of Habitats?

Name 3 animals from a specific Habitat?

Name 3 things that can change a habitat?

What is your favorite animal and habitat?

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/habitat Looked up habitat on the InternetHomework link for unit: students will create a diorama15

TundraGrasslands Temperate Forest DesertTropical Forest (Rain) Ocean

TundraDesert

Animal Habitats

Holding a twig in its claws, the beaver gnaws the bark with its sharp teeth. Beavers are one of the largest rodents on Earth.

Lets play a game. Animals live everywhere on the earth. They have areas in which they dwell in the most. Can you help the animals find their way to their habitat (home). On the next picture click on the letter and see where it takes you.

Im an African Lion can you help me find my Habitat (home)Fiercely protective of his pride, or family unit, male lions patrol a vast territory normally covering about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers).

Ocean Tropical Forest (Rain Forest) Grassland Polar Regions

Endangered SpeciesEndangered species are creatures that are being killed because of problems within their habitat or humans are killing them.

Possibly the inspiration for mariners' tales of mermaids, Dugongs are closely related to elephants.

What are reasons why this animal could be endangered?Possibly the inspiration for mariners' tales of mermaids, Dugongs are closely related to elephants.

Dugongs Sharp claws on all their fingers help nocturnal Aye-Ayes cling to their treetop homes.

What could be a reason why this animal is on the endangered species list?Sharp claws on all their fingers help nocturnal Aye-Ayes cling to their treetop homes.

Aye-Ayes Atlantic puffins spend most of their lives at sea, but return to land to form breeding colonies during spring and summer.

Atlantic puffins spend most of their lives at sea, but return to land to form breeding colonies during spring and summer.

Atlantic puffins

Puffer fish are poor swimmers, but can quickly ingest huge amounts of water to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size.

Puffer fish are poor swimmers, but can quickly ingest huge amounts of water to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size.Puffer fish Language Arts Social Studies Math Science Art Technology MusicAmerican Sign LanguageFind out which part of the activities were their favorite.

The following subjects were covered:

Student ObjectivesDescribe and tell about the different habitats.

Place animals into the correct habitat.

Place different beginning and ending parts to wordsusing the short o sound.

Understand that animals live in habitats in differentparts of the world.

Tell about cause and effect on wild animals.

To demonstrate the ability to think and act as scientists by engaging in active inquiries and investigations, whileincorporating hands-on activities.

the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism

Questions What is a habitat?

What size is a Habitat?

What purpose does it serve? Unit

Name 3 different types of Habitats?

Name 3 animals from a specific Habitat?

Name 3 things that can change a habitat? How?

What is your favorite animal and habitat? Why? Content

What Happens when A habitat changes?

How Do Living Organisms affect each other? Essential

73K W L ChartWhat I KNOW about habitats.What I WANT to learn about habitats.What I have LEARNED about habitats. I want to know what they have learned.Standard Lesson PlanDay 1 60 minutesIntroduction unit on Habitats Homework link will have students and parents creating a diorama KWL chart on Interactive White Board to understand what students prior knowledge of habitats (Large Group)Take a interest inventory to see what students are interested in learning (indiv