This week we will learn about baby animals. The focus question for this week is, “What can we learn about animal babies?”. The foundational text is Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon. We listened to this story today on Zoom, but please listen to or read this story with your child again and ask them these questions:
Level 1: Recall
Why did Stellaluna live with the bird family?
What are some of the things Stellaluna learned to do when she lived with the bird family?
What do bats do during the day? What do they do at night?
Level 2: Skill/Concept
Why did Stellaluna feel embarrassed when she tried to fly with the baby birds?
Why did Stellaluna think she was clumsy?
Level 3: Strategic Thinking
How do you think Stellaluna felt about being separated from her mother?
How do you think Stellaluna felt when mama bird told her she had to do the same things as the other birds?
How do you think Stellaluna felt when she found her own mother again?
Level 4: Extended Thinking
At the end of the story, Flitter wondered how the baby birds and Stellaluna can be so different but feel so much alike. What you do you think? How is that possible?
Pip wondered how the birds and Stellaluna can feel so different and be so alike. What do you think? How is that possible? How are you different/similar to someone else?
Talk to your child about these vocabulary words: calf, duck, duckling, egg, elephant, frog, habitat, hatch, tadpole, veterinarian, zoologist. Define these words with your child and have them write each word and draw a picture. Additionally, you can find pictures online and print them out.
I will be emailing you information regarding the baby animal project that I spoke to your child about on Zoom today. Look out for that email tomorrow.