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Kids love to learn about the world around them. Animals and habitats are a fascinating part of the world around us. Kids are naturally drawn to them and they are so much fun to learn about! I found this awesome song "I Got a Habitat", by The Bumblemen. I found this video on youtube.com. The song is catchy and full of information and the video is fun and will keep kids engaged! Check it out!
There is so much to learn about and observe in the world outside. My kids LOVE bugs. They are an exciting part of the world. One of my favorite websites, The Teaching Channel, has a great video about preschoolers hypothesizing and learning about bugs. I love how the teacher uses the specific, scientific language with the young children. The kids are so excited to learn about the bugs in a very hands-on way. Check out the video for more ideas. Don't forget to head over to this post to enter a HUGE spring giveaway!!
Learning out the world around us is so important and loaded with tons of literacy and math! Kids are highly engaged just by the topic itself not to mention all the learning that happens! Some of my blogging buddies teamed up with Educents for an amazing bundle of instant downloads to teach about the world outside!
There is so much in this pack, "The World Outside". I am definitely a fan of all of these products. I personally used two with my kids and some of the kids I tutor. They were a hit!!
I used "Teaching With Nancy's" African Safari Pack. It is full of amazing activities for literacy and math.
I have not included all the activities. Nancy has 11 literacy and math centers. My students sorted the long and short vowel words. This center is very easy to differentiate. You can focus only on short vowels, using all the vowels. My students sorted the words by the short vowel sound. They then used a dry erase marker to underline the vowel.
When we used the long vowel words, the students used a dry erase marker to underline the vowel team or silent e. It was very useful in having the students identify why the vowel is long. Plus, it is FUN!
Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners. This is a pack focused on zoo animals. I love it!!
There are both literacy and math activities. Mrs. Payton has a Write the Room activity, as well as, a pocket chart picture & vocabulary match. My daughter loved matching the animals from the pocket chart activity to the animals in the Write the Room activity and then found the matching word.
We also used a skip counting center. The task cards for the directions are written in the same color as the number cards. Fun!!
There are so many more awesome activities and packets in this Educents pack!!
For a limited time it is $10.99 from Educents which is about 70% off! It also includes these other great products so there is sure to things you love! I love Educents!! I have gotten a ton of deals from them before :)
And if you have never purchased from Educents before... they always have a great deal for your first purchase.
You can also take peek at some of the other products included in the bundle at any of the links below! Have fun teaching everyone!