I've been working with children for many years and I rarely find a child who doesn't love animals, so I work animals into a lot of the things I do with my class. Sometimes I use them in math number stories, sometimes I use them in spelling sentences, I have lots of books, both fiction and non-fiction with animals... so a few months ago I thought, why not add animals to some of the activities I have already made and make them fresh and fun! I put together a whole bunch of math and language arts activities with an animal them into one packet.
Here is a look at some of the things that are in the packet. Near the end you will find a FREE preview that you can download! Yay ! At the end of the post I will tell you a couple of my favorite animal books. I'd love if you would comment and tell me yours!
Here is the cover - if you click on the image you can see it at Teachers Pay Teachers.
I hope some of these can help you and your class!
The Magic Tree House Dogs in the Dead of Night by Mary Pope Osborne
Of course it is a fun engaging story but best of all, it has Saint Bernards!
I love McDuff Moves in and McDuff Comes Home and they are both included, along with others, in this compilation.
Who would have thought a Llama would make such a great character?
Ralph S. Mouse is the most memorable mouse character in any book, ever (at least for me)!
I first read this in our Treasures reading series. Inspiring and has a great message. I was impressed!
Farfallina and Marcel by Holly Keller Another story I found through our Treasures Reading book . A
great tale of friendship and change
Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Frances Atwater
I do not like this silly movie picture but I LOVE the classic story.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Wonderful story that I just read recently. Made me tear up several times (in a good way).