Animals! Animals! Animals!
 This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Heather Lindsey's Kindergarten class at
 Len Lastinger Primary School in Tifton, Georgia
by Adriane Barnes,
 a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.






Have you ever wondered what makes animals similar and what makes them different?  Is a dog like a snake?  Well, we are going to find out what makes them similar and what makes them different, just by going on a hike!  I hope that after this lesson you can see an animal and know what animal group it belongs to.  Well, let's get started!!



German Shepherd puppy

Do you know what a mammal is? See and learn more about cute cuddly mammals.
Cougar
Do you know what the picture to the left is? It is a mountain lion and you can learn about it and other mammals.

Kangaroo
Mammals are COOL! Do you have a favorite animal. Maybe it is on this web site.

Goldfish
Have you ever seen a fish. ? Learn about the animals with gills at this site.

Lizard
Snakes, alligators, and lizards. These are some of the many   reptiles.

King Cobra
Are there any reptiles that you might be afraid of? Well this is a site about slithery and scary reptiles!

Hawk
What are birds of prey? Well see and learn about birds of prey at this web site.

Pigeons
Have you ever seen a birds nest? Ever wonder what kinds of birds are nesting birds? See and learn more about nesting birds.

Frog
Did you know that a frog is an amphibian? Find out which other  animals are amphibians.

Salamander
Amphibians are everywhere! Check out this site for a true definition of what amphibians are!



Mission

   
Have you ever been on a hike?  Well, you are going to get to go on one. We are going to pretend that we are out in the wild.  We are going to take a walk around school and see how many "wild animals" we can find.  I am going to give you a piece of paper that has the different categories (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish) on it.  When we see an animal you are going to write the name of that animal under the correct category.  The name of the animals will be under their picture.  When we get back, I want you to draw a picture of an animal that you hoped that you would see but, didn't.  At the bottom of your picture I want you to write the name of the animal and the category the animal belongs to.  If you have trouble remembering how to categorize the animals, you can go to this site to help you.



How to complete your mission:

1.  We are going to review the different animal categories.
2.  We are going to go on our pretend hike, as we see animals, we are going to write their names under the correct category.
3.  When we get back, we are going to draw a picture of an animal that we hoped we would see, but didn't.  At the bottom of the page we are going to write the animal's name and it's group.







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Kittens peeking out of a barrel
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