Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beanie Baby Habitats

So a couple of weeks ago, I saw this SUPER cute idea on First Grader..At Last blog!  She took a bunch of old Beanie Babies and had her students create habitats for them in box lids.  Of course, I had about 100 Beanie Babies when I was younger so I immediately went and dug out seven to do this in my class.  The kids LOVED it!  They had so much fun! 

  I started by getting a book on each animal from our library.  Then each student got to draw an animal from the jar, by the end of it I had 7 groups total.  Each group got together and read the book aloud.  I made this little sheet to help them keep track of what they were discovering about their animals. 

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We did the practice sheet one day and then the next day, I gave them a lid, butcher paper, and crayons.  They created some cute habitats and they were very proud.  Each group was able to share they habitat with the class.  They did such a great job, I just had to share!  Hope you all enjoy as well!!

Mrs. Walker