Sunday, March 11, 2012

animals in hibernation

Wow! Winter is practically over and I'm just getting around to writing this post!!

In our school we change over our room each month- we change the materials based on our theme and the season. For the month of Feb. we did Valentine's Day and Animals in Winter/Hibernation. This month we're doing the Red Tailed Hawk and St. Patrick's Day (and we're also celebrating Father's Day- since we're not in school when it's the REAL Father's Day). I'm hoping to post March's theme in the month of March- but I can't make any promises ;-)

So, last month, this is what we did for "animals in hibernation"...

Black bear handprints

Animals Hibernating matching cards:
This is a work that I made because.... frankly- I didn't have ANYTHING on animals in hibernation! I found pictures of animals on the Internet and then a picture of that animal in hibernation. I then wrote up a little snippet of information so that when presenting this work I can read it to the child.


 

(I apologize for the glare!)


Footprints of Animals in Winter:
This is a work that my school had- but I beefed it up a bit. Originally it was just pictures of the animal footprints- but I thought adding a second set of cards with the actual picture of that animal will make this work more stimulating and more educational. Below is a picture of a booklet that the children can make after they match the animal with the footprint.

And last, but not least a song that we sung in circle (which I heard many times during the day- the children loved it so much they sung it ALL the time!)

Time For Hibernation
(Frere Jacques tune)

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Big black bear, big black bear?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a log, in a lair.
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Hanging bat, hanging bat?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a cave is where I'm at.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Garter snake, garter snake?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the mud, in a lake.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Toad and frog, toad and frog?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a pond, near a log.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
dormouse mouse, dormouse mouse?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
in a field, near a house.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Turtle friend, turtle friend?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the stream, till winter's end!


enjoy <3

28 comments:

  1. I just came across this amazing post when googling animal hibernation ideas. I am a pre-k teacher and would LOVE a copy of your beautiful hibernation and footprint materials. Would you be willing to sell or send me a copy?

    Thank you,
    Mary
    maryelizabethpike@gmail.com

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  2. I teach a science class on land animals in my homeschool co-op and would also be interested in a copy of this.

    ascalli0@yahoo.com

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  3. I am a kindergarten teacher as well and this would be perfect on our hibernation unit. Could I also have a copy of this. I am willing to pay if it is on TPT

    brianne3becker@gmail.com

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  4. I would also like to purchase these cards. Are you on TeachersPayTeachers?
    cooksharon@optimum.net

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  5. Great ideas Jessica! I am a special educator and like the others above wonder if you have activities listed for purchase on TPT. Cheers!!

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  6. PLEASE tell me you have these cards available for purchase on TeachersPayTeachers.
    I would order them TODAY. (Seriously)
    If they are already posted there - please send me the link
    cooksharon@optimum.net

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  7. I am also interested in these cards that you made. Please let me know if they are available to buy. Thanks! sbarrington2@yahoo.com

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  8. Appreciated if you could share where can i find the card / pics , it really useful ! Thanks!

    helencheung7@hotmail.com

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  9. I would love a copy of the pics you used for our science center. Great idea! mrs.ivettecruz@gmail.com Thanks so much!!!

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  10. I would also love a copy of these for my classroom! We are going to be learning about hibernation in the next few weeks and these would be great to have! Thank you!
    amathis@siouxcentral.org

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  11. I would love love love to have the animal picture cards. We are doing this in pre k next week. Very cute! Thank you!
    susankay37@gmail.com

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  12. Hello,
    If you can send information re obtaining or purchasing the hibernation set and animal track cards, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Jenna jennakgay@gmail.com

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  13. I am also a kindergarten teacher that would love to have a copy of the animal picture cards. You did a great job with them! Do you have them for purchase on TPT? Please let me know. Thanks! clbaxter@gmail.com

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  14. I just love what you did! can I purchase a copy of your unit? Is it on TPT? would you please let me know? Thanks! lagaelle1@free.fr

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  15. I am also very interested in this and would be willing to pay as well. My email address is lindsay.staios@gmail.com

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  16. Would it be possible to get a copy of your hibernating animals? Is it available on TPT?

    Thank you!
    rebeccajohnson070815@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to purchase a copy, also. Is it available anywhere? My email is triciaconner40@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  19. I would love a copy of these animal hibernation cards!!! Thank you!

    smschwerm@gmail.com

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  20. I'm a homeschool teacher and would love to get my hands on a copy of your hibernating animals matching cards as well as the animal tracks set. Please let me know where I can find them. Thanks! (nmakl@icloud.com)

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  21. i am also interested in the hibernating cards and tracks! can you please let me know where i can purchase them? olinkacowan@hotmail.com

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  22. I am also interested in your cards. My PreK class would love the real pictures. Please let me know if they are available and where. Thank you (mrsblank1@yahoo.com)

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  23. Are the cards available? My pre-k class would love this activity. Great visuals!
    angweb71@gmail.com

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  24. I would love to buy these cards. My kids in class would love these. stacywarner@mainstreetcec.org

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  25. Hello! Is there any way to get a copy of these? Thanks!

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  26. What a great science lesson! Are these animal tracks cards for sale? Would love a copy. dsam1@charter.net

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  27. I am a Montessori toddler teacher and I love your hibernation cards would it be possible to get a copy of them.
    Thank you very much

    Smongeon2003@yahoo.ca

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  28. I also would love the Hibernation cards. tiny.lamb@gmail.com

    Thanks!!!!

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