Monday, September 18, 2017

Pet Care 2017

This week we introduce non-fiction books while we talk about our experiences with pets.  PET CARE is an important lesson to teach to children.

Word of the week: PET (Mascota) 
Sign Language:

Mystery Bag: A pet-food bowl (or) a collar with tags for a pet.

Introductory activity:  Things Pets Need (printed out w/ words and pictures:  sleep, water, exercise, love, wash, eat, toys,vet, training.)

Dog vs. Cat
Pigeon Wants A Puppy by Mo Willems
What Pet Should I Get by Dr. Seuss
Pet Corner=Rincon de las mascotas: Lovable Dogs=Perros Adorables by Katie Kawa (nonfiction)
Me Want Pet: Tami sauer, illus. Bob Shea
Children Make Terrible Pets: Patrick Brown

Action Rhyme
Can you hop like a rab­bit?
Can you jump like a frog? Can you wad­dle like a duck?
Can you wag your tail like a dog?
Can you fly like a bird?
Can you swim like a fish?
Can you sit back down and be still like this?

I had a little poodle (hold up fist)
His coat was silver gray,
One day I thought I'd bathe him,
To wash the dirt away,
I washed my little poodle,
(scrub fist with other hand),
then dried him with a towel
(pat fist like drying with a towel)
My poodle seemed to like his bath,
He didn't even growl.    

CRAFT:  we made a version of this using Goldfish crackers, Rice Crispies, and a die-cut fishbowl that we have at work.