Younger kids are fascinated by animals, and our little students loved this class about pets.
The teacher chose one animal to be the star of the show each week, and made sure that animal made a guest appearance.
She started the class each morning reading a book about that day's animal (sometimes fiction, sometimes nonfiction).
Emma, the monkey!
Then the pet owner arrived with the animal and told the kids all about it.
After the pet left, the children worked on their pet notebooks.
I created the notebook pages for my friend who taught the class, and I tried to include lots of common pets so that you can match the printables to the pets you choose for your class.
You can click the image below to download the pet notebook printables.
And here you can swipe the syllabus. Just give it a click.
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How fun! Were any of the kids scared of the animals? (Or maybe I got that backwards!)
Ha! Some of the children didn’t want to pet the animals, but I think everyone did fine. 🙂 I wasn’t teaching that class (we were busy cooking), but the kids really loved their pets class! 🙂
Sara @ BestPetReviews says
What a great idea! I know someone who home schools and she would love this!
Where did you get the animals? Did you know people with them or find a shelter, etc. ? Thanks and what a great idea!
Various families in our co-op would bring in their pets. We also had some people from the community visit as well as a pet shop owner. 🙂