Spring is my favorite time for teaching science. Starting the first part of April we begin to work on our plants, animals, and habitat units. I love teaching these units! They are so much fun and there are so many cute things that you can do along with the units. It also helps that most of my little firsties love animals so they are actually focused on the units without me doing any crazy tricks.
This year we ended up going to the Monkey Kingdom movie with our other first grade class and our third grade friends. It tied in perfectly with our animal unit and the kids loved it. I can’t believe how much they learned during the movie. They retained far more than I anticipated. Since they were so excited we spontaneously added an art project with a writing component. We made our own monkeys and then wrote things we learned about monkeys. I love how they turned out and I am so happy with the sentences my kiddos wrote.
Thank you for reading about our monkey project!