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Animals

Whales

08 Aug 2010
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1. Pass pictures of different types of whales.
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2. Talk about food, size, what makes them "mammals", why they migrate, etc.
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3. Where can we go whale watching.
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4. Discuss famous whales like Shamu and Free Willy. Bring pictures if possible.

Materials: 
worksheet of whales.

Monkey Business

08 Aug 2010
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-Use the monkey puppet to begin the class by having them sing ?The Five Little Monkeys.?
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-Divide the class into teams and play two games.
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1. Who can connect the barrel of monkeys the fastest
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2. Who gets the most balloons in the Curious George game.
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-Read the ?Jungle Book? and have students point out each time they see a monkey by making monkey noises and actions.

Materials: 
monkey puppet, barrel of monkey's, Curious George Balloon game, The Jungle Book

Dinosaurs

08 Aug 2010
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Go through and describe the major dinosaurs. Talk about theories on why they became extinct. Ask them if there are any dinosaurs living today. Ie. Alligators, some types of lizards
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Have them choose one dinosaur that they could be, then tell them what that says about their personality. (These answers can be made up. For example, anyone who says they would like to be T. Rex is a power-hungry, control freak, etc.)

Materials: 
Pictures of dinosaurs
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Have the student guess which animal you are talking about by giving them clues:
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-number of legs
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-arms
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-hair
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-wings
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After they have guessed, tell the name and what part of the world they come from & what they like to eat, etc.
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*** Just for fun (if you have extra time), divide the class into teams and give each team a sheet of paper and a pencil. Have them combine any number of the animals you discussed to see what strange, new creatures they can come up with. Have the rest of the class grade the creations on a ten-point scale.

Materials: 
Box of rubber animals, paper, pencil

Animal Encounters

08 Aug 2010
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Discuss experiences at the zoo, pets you have owned and other times you have encountered animals in public or the wild.
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Examples:
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1. Elephants in the Mahachai Market - You can feed them, they poop everywhere, they can be dangerous with so many people around, etc.
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2. David's Snakes - some people are scared of them, watching them eat, etc.
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3. Hunting experiences you or a friends have had. (Bring pictures if possible)
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4. Pets - from your childhood or current - did you name them, if so, what and why? Did you take care of them or did your parents do all the work, etc.
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Materials: 
Pictures of animals and/or animal match cards
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Day 1 - Tell the story of the Lost Sheep (New Testament). Pass out picture of lamb and have students color then cut out. Help them glue cotton on for the wool. Play follow the shepherd (aka leader) with extra time.
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Day 2 - Tell the story of Daniel and the Lions. Have students draw a lion face on the small paper plate and color. Then glue strips of yarn around the edges for lion's hair.
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Day 3 - Tell the story of Balaam's Donkey. (Flannel graphs work great on this one). Have students color pre-copied sheets of Eeyore, the donkey. Play pin the tail on the donkey with extra time.
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Materials: 
Day 1 - precopied lamb sheets, crayons, scissors, glue, cotton; Day 2 - small paper plates, crayons, scissors, glue, yellow or orange yarn; Day 3 - flannel graphs for Balaam's Donkey (optional), crayons, precopied Eeyore sheets, pin the tail on the donkey game (optional); Day 4 - paper, pencils, crayons, magazines (such as national geographic), scissors, glue; Day 5 - pictures of many kinds of animals.

Hunting animals

08 Aug 2010
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1. What types of animals are hunted? (deer, rabbits, fish, bear, birds)
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2. What equipment or tools are used in hunting? (bow and arrow, gun, traps, fishing poles & bait)
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3. What happens to animals when they are caught? (eat as food and stuffed for displaying in homes or office)
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- Have the students play a hunting game where one student becomes the hunter and the others are animals. If the hunter tags an animal, they are out. The last animal left becomes the next hunter, and so on.

Materials: 
pictures of a tiger, lion, birds, deer, fish, etc.

Tame and wild animals

08 Aug 2010
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1. Explain the difference in a tame and wild animal.
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2. Tell the students names of the different animals that are tame and wild.
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3. Have the students cut animal pictures from magazines and then make cages from blank paper to glue over them.

Materials: 
Plastic animals, magazines, scissors, glue, blank paper.

My Dog

08 Aug 2010
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Talk about how old your dog was when you got him, his name, what kind he is, his colors, and where he lives. Talk about strange things he ate, got in fights, his favorite toy. When someone comes to the door how does he react? Does he like riding in cars?
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Ask class if they have dog or pet.
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Do they like dogs?
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Explain why you can't have one or bring him here.

Materials: 
photograph of your dog

Insects

08 Aug 2010
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Discuss the different types of insects (Ants, Termites, Mosquitoes, Butterflies, Walking sticks, Grasshoppers, Ticks, Fleas, Fruit flies, Crickets, Cockroaches, Dragon flies, Bees, Wasps, Flies, Horses flies, Fire flies, Lady Bugs, etc.)
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Then go over insect body parts, sounds, etc.
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Ask the students if they are afraid of any insects and which ones.
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Also discuss good and bad things that insects do for us. (Example, mosquitos bite, butterflies are pretty, etc.)

Materials: 
Pictures of insects or live ones if possible