September 11, 2015
By D'Vonne White

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Animals and Offspring

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Students will be able to identify animals and their offspring by their images and names.

(10 minutes)
  • Call your students together as a group, and ask them to identify the names of a baby cow, baby cat, and baby dog.
  • Inform them that cows have calves, cats have kittens, and dogs have puppies.
  • Explain to your students that animals have babies that they take care of.
  • Tell your students that today they are going to learn about animals and their babies.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell students that animals take care of their babies just like parents or guardians take care of their children.
  • Show students images of a duck and duckling, a chicken and a chick, a cow and a calf, and a whale and its calf.
  • Pair the images together.
  • Read Animal BabiesBy Eric Carle.
  • Direct the students to imitate the sounds that the animals make.
(10 minutes)
  • Attach the images of the animals to the whiteboard randomly with magnets.
  • Ask a student to come up and find a matching pair.
  • Allow each student to have a turn.
(10 minutes)
  • Give each student a Baby Animals Match-Up worksheet and a pencil.
  • Read the instructions to the students.
  • Give the students time to complete the worksheet.
  • Collect the worksheets to grade.
  • Enrichment:Give students a blank sheet of paper, and instruct them to draw as many animal baby pairs as they can remember.
  • Support:Have students identify baby pairs in Animal BabiesAnd verbally describe them.
(10 minutes)
  • Grade the independent worksheets, ensuring that your students are matching parent animals to their babies accurately.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to identify the the mother of a chick, a kitten, a puppy, a calf, and a bunny.
  • Take responses by raised hands.

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