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Monday, April 9, 2012

Learning about the Zoo

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With the return from spring break, we will start with a Zoo theme. Here a list of web resources that we will be using during this theme as well as resources that may be of interest to students at home. I will also be posting some of the activities as we complete them in class. If you have any pictures from recent trips to the zoo, please send them in or email them to me. It would be a great way for us to begin discussing the zoo as well as help with generalizing of information.

The National Zoo
The Cincinnati Zoo
Auckland Zoo (New Zealand)
The San Diego Zoo
The Australian Zoo
Put Me in the Zoo webquest
School Zoo Adventure webquest
Dear Zoo webquest
Online Zoo Field Trips by Scholastic
National Geographic Kids - Creature Feature

A few You Tube Videos about the zoo (I have previewed the videos and at the time of post, they were appropriate for student viewing. Please be sure to supervise your child's online time as videos can be changed at anytime.)
The Kids ABC's At The Zoo
We Are Going to the Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo Tube - Cincinnati Zoo You Tube Channel
Emperor Penguins (BBC video)
African Elephant Family in Dessert

SchoolTube Videos (To use when creating our Glog)
African Elephant
African Elephant
Emperor Penguin
Emperor Penguin BBC
Kangaroo - Katherine's Kangaroo project
My Pet Kangaroo
Mr. Giraffe poem
My Pet Giraffe

iPad apps
Amazing Zoo - interactive book
Peek-a-Zoo - great for cause/effect
Guess This Animal - animal facts and guessing game
Pocket Zoo
Photo Touch Zoo

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