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Grade 5

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LANGUAGE ARTS

Poetry

  • A variety of poetry forms can be used to express facts, feelings and emotions on animals, animal issues and the human-animal bond.  Limericks, haiku, cinquins and free verse are explored.

Animal Book Review new!

  • Have your students read a book featuring an animal and then write a review! Our Recommended Reading webpage has a wide array of great books that feature animals in a realistic way. Send your students’ reviews to us and they may be featured on our website.

Animal Balderdash

  • An animal trivia game where the students come up with the answers.

All Creatures Cute and Creepy

  • These lesson activities emphasize the important role that every animal plays in our ecosystem through rhyming and poetry.  How we judge and assign value to animals based on appearance and utility to people is also addressed.

Animal Descriptions

  • By using adjectives students will describe an image that other students must draw. Subsequently, students will draw an image from another student’s description, gaining an appreciation for how description evokes
    imagery.

Animals in Advertising

  • Animals are popular and effective tools used by advertisers. A look at how and why animals are used as a part of effective marketing as well as consideration for animal welfare is discussed.

Chain Reaction

  • These activities explore the consequences of chaining dogs and allows students to develop solutions that will benefit both dogs
    and their owners.

SCIENCE

Worms Wiggle While They Work

A friendly introduction to some creatures that may seem unappealing at first glance; students will learn the value of worms to the environment.


MATH

Dog Dollars and Sense

  • We all know that pets costs money, but how much?  By thinking about pet needs and our responsibilities to them, students can create a budget and gain a realistic view of the cost of owning an animal.

Hot Dogs in Cars

  • Students learn the dangers of leaving a pet in a car while gaining experience reading thermometers and plotting graphs.

HEALTH

Animal Art

  • Through the activity “Ani-motion” students are encouraged to express their emotions or feelings about animals, animal issues and the human-animal bond through the creation of art.

FRENCH

Nos Amis, Les Animaux

  • These activities foster second language acquisition though discussion of animal needs, habitat and physical characteristics.

MUSIC

Animal Music

  • Through discussion of sound, dynamics, and movement students will listen to “The Carnival of Animals by Camille Saint-Saens and explore the representation of animals with musical instruments.

ART

Animal Art

  • In these lesson activities students will experiment with geometric shapes to represent animals, and express interactions and relationships with animals through art.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Animal Yoga

  • A fun way to integrate physical fitness into the day; students will increase flexibility while discussing and learning about animals.

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