Animal Notebook Page (for the kids to do research on their own about animals they are interested in). Animal Discovery Notebook page download:
Where can they be found? Habitat:
What do they eat?
How do they reproduce?
Sounds they make:
Animal Discovery Notebook also includes ocean invertebrate research pages and a chart of ocean animal groups... a tird of starfish, for example!
If you want to learn more about the teaching zoology to the early elementary ages this Montessori Album is a good place to start. Here is a blank chart of some fundamental needs. There are numbers of charts out on the internet, but this is how I plan to discuss these topics. I plan to use a huge piece of butcher paper and to have the kids cut out pictures from old National Geographic magazines to create a homemade chart.