Monday, April 22, 2013

Oviparous Animals

Our oviparous animal unit started out with a visit from my pet cockatiel, Pierre.  
(Truthfully, he is my husband's bird, as I am actually afraid of flying birds.) :) 

We discussed what it means to be an oviparous animal, and how those animals are different than the animals that are born alive. 

This is perfect book to introduce this topic:

Then it was time to make some egg collages.  Each child decorated an egg with any material that they saw fit.  Then they drew an oviparous animal that could have hatched from that egg. 

We hung them on the bulletin board, though you can barely see the animals.  There's a lot going on on those eggs!

These materials came from this unit.  The kids sorted oviparous/not oviparous animals...
...and we also had a scavenger hunt where they had to find the clues and then match the animal pictures to the correct clue.  

The Pet Egg Journals were simply wonderful!
Thanks for helping your child work on the journal all week.  

Check out these awesome animals that the kids made! I was so impressed by their creativity and attention to detail. I could really tell the level of comprehension on this topic!


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