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Sunday, March 20, 2011

African Safari


Sooooo...worst nightmare. I created this unit once, and when I went to save it in google docs, I couldn't find it! I am embarrassed to admit, I had to create the whole thing again. I hope that some people are finding these posts useful, because I have absolutely LOVED teaching these units! In years past we would just spend a day on each and then teach migration, animal adaptation, camouflage, and other elements separately. One of my teaching partners suggested we do one massive unit. Our kids have had so much fun. I included the large papers for the anticipation guide that we use in class. I glue them to butcher paper, and then we can refer back to what we thought we knew throughout the unit! Thank you so much to JoAnn and Dawn for their super sweet emails. I think it is only fair that I share with everyone since I have gotten amazing freebies from Rachelle @ What the Teacher Wants, Ms. Arnold @ Oceans of First Grade, and adorable ideas from Sarah at First Grader at Last (not to mention the MANY others)!
Towards the end I included a few literacy activities including a -ump word sort. I apologize if there is a clipart overload---sometimes I just can't help myself!

6 comments:

  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  2. thanks so much! I love it so much! I want to add a couple of pages to the 'grasslands' unit I am doing, then I will share it with you :) I can't click on this to save it to my google docs though, am I lame?
    JoAnn

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  3. You should be able to click in the upper right hand corner (on the rectangle). If that doesn't work let me know and I can email you!

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  4. it did work- thanks so much! I used....copied your ideas in a couple of pages on my grasslands. My stuff is SO not as cute as yours! I will share it with you when it's done, along with the connection pages I am going to add in for the magic treehouse books- in case you ever go that route. You have been such a huge inspiration! Thanks tons!

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  5. Thanks so much! Just what I have been searching for!

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  6. I like this. My class studies Africa for our Multicultural faire. I always like adding something new.

    Thanks.

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