Mrs. Taylor's class
1st Grade Summer School
Session 2: Week 1 Amazing Animals
Team builder time!
*After reading A Color of His Own and The Mixed Up Chameleon, we cut out a chameleon and chose a piece of scrapbook paper for the background. We glued it on and then colored the chameleon to match the background so it would be camouflaged!
What if you had animal teeth?
*We also listened to the book What if you had Animal Hair? and What if you had Animal Feet? We talked about what these different body parts do for the animal, and how they help the animal survive.
What if you had Animal feet?
*We made salt dough by mixing 1 c. salt, 2 c. flour and 1 c. water. We flattened it out and made an animal track in the dough.
*Students were challenged to use different types of "beaks" to pick up food. We then discussed which type of beak was the easiest to use.
What does animal blubber do?
*We did an experiment with Crisco inside of a baggie. (Turn one baggie inside out and put the Crisco in it, then put inside another baggie. When you put your hand in, it will not be messy!) We put our hand inside and put it in a bowl of ice cold water. We learned the hand without "blubber" could not last as long in the ice water!