Hello Everyone! Here’s your lesson!
STEM LESSON ABOUT SPRING ANIMALS
Why Are Many Baby Animals Born in Spring?
Begin a discussion by asking the children a few questions to get them thinking. What animals do you see around your house or on a walk? Why do you think you see more animals in the spring and summer? What baby animals have you seen?
Many animals have babies in the spring since the warmer weather makes it easier for them to find food to feed them. Birds need the warm weather as they lay eggs which they need to sit on to keep warm so the babies can grow and hatch. Not all babies are born in spring. Polar bears and many other bears have their babies during the winter while they are hibernating. This makes it so the mother does not have to find food while looking after her young.
Do you know what the names of different baby animals are? Here are a few
- A baby bear is called a cub.
- A baby cow is called a calf.
- A baby fish is called a fry or fingerling.
- A baby goat is called a kid. A mother goat is a nanny.
- A baby horse is called a foal.
- A baby kangaroo is called a joey.
- A baby sheep is called a lamb. A mother is a ewe.
- A baby monkey is called an infant.
- A baby pig is called a piglet. A mother pig is a sow.
- A baby platypus is called a puggle.
- A baby spider is called a spiderling.
- A baby swan is called a cygnet.
- Watch Ms. Halley talk about different animal babies
- More Information on baby animals
SPRING for KIDS! | Animals in Spring
12 Baby Animals for Kids || Cute Animals for Kids || Learn Animal Names
Animal Parents | Animals for Kids | Wild Animal Families
- Songs and Stories
Animals in Spring
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes | Read aloud Book for Kids | Science & Nature Story
The Baby Animals Song
Happy June everyone. It’s hard to believe we’re near the end of this school year and we are at the end of the alphabet this week. I think everyone knows the sound and can guess what animal we’re making. Yes, it is a zebra for z sound. I’m sending a picture of a z zebra as a sample for you to make. A few words or names that begin with z are Zoe, zoo and zipper. Try to think of others.
Parents, please be sure to continue practicing with your child letter and sound recognition over the summer. Please do the same with numbers and counting. Repetition is key for retaining what they have learned or are learning.
Preschoolers I’m hoping you will do some patterning this week. Pattern by color, size or shape. If you have Legos they work well for all the pattern options. Or use blocks or other objects you have at home. Simple patterns, ababab, abcabcabc or abbabbabb. Try as many patterns as you please. If you would like, send us photos or drawings of patterns you’ve made.
One favorite part of my week is when I see photos and videos you send us and seeing all of you on our Zoom meetups. Hopefully we will see most of you at the preschool pick up day June 10th. Just a reminder, both A M classes are scheduled for 2:00-2:30 and PM is at 2:30-3:00. We will have a bag for each child with their spare clothes, report cards and memory books for you. Unfortunately, there will not be time to visit but it will be great to see everyone and be able to wish you all the best for the summer. Enjoy your week!
Love, Mrs. White
Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:
Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.
****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Say Snack Prayer:
Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about
to receive. We thank you especially for my family
for providing it.
Eat snack, clean up!
- Play outside, run races, jump, climb. Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:
Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.
We are always available for questions. Please text or call at:
Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694
Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852
Mrs. White 206-371-6749
More great resources:
Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home
Practical life activities
Montessori Cultural activities
Montessori Cosmic activities