Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Animal Camouflage Reports and Safari Guide

We are an SRA Imagine It! School.  We are spending this week wrapping up our Look Again Unit.  It was so much fun discovering how different animals use camouflage to hide!  My students worked on an Animal Report to learn more about one of the animals we have been reading about in our stories.  (Thank goodness for a library full of books!).  I even have an old set of Encyclopedias in my classroom as a resource - boy did the kids have a look of total shock on their faces when I told them I didn't have internet when I grew up and had to use those big books to look up information.  Ah… this generation is so fortunate for google!


Here are a few of the completed projects - I think they turned out great:)





Here's a peek inside…





You can grab your own copy of this report and the patterns/directions for creating the safari guide at my Teacher's Notebook store.  Just click on the picture below!!!!



54 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! The safari guides are too cute! What a great idea!

    Kayla
    Primary Junction

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  2. I am a new follower. Your safari guides are ADORABLE!

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    Emily

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  3. I have beeeen dyyyying to find another second grade blogger that uses SRA Imagine It!!!!!! I love love love this idea, sounds like we are about two weeks behind you as we are reading about the Guinea Fowl this week!!! I am super pumped to use this during our review week! :)

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  4. Those are the cutest reports I think I've ever seen! You are so creative!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

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  6. We just finished the same unit!! I love these! I am going to check it out right now!

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  7. I just purchased this! I love it! I am also a new follower....I'd love for you to follow me too at www.thebestofgradeone.blogspot.com I'm new to blogging and getting excited to start adding things on here to share.

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    1. Thanks Melissa!!!! I just became a follower of your awesome blog:)

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  8. I am so glad you all like this activity! I really appreciate all your kind words and comments:) Many, Many Thanks!!!!!

    Enjoy!
    Dawn

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  9. SO cute!!! I am your newest follower and hope you'll return the favor!

    :-)
    Cynthia

    www.2ndgradepad.blogspot.com/

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  10. Cynthia -
    Thanks for following my little blog:) I am more than happy to follow yours - I just did it.
    Have a great week!!!

    Dawn

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  11. Hello! I just bought the Safari Guide and I think it's darling! I'm having a trouble getting the head, hat, arm, boot, and arm the correct size. Also, I'm unfamiliar with a matchbox fold. I'd appreciate any suggestions you have. Thanks! :)

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  12. My email address is sliuag@cnusd.k12.ca.us OOPS!

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  13. Hi Dawn,

    I am so glad I found your blog. I am a new fan and follower!

    I am also a second grade teacher and my kiddos were just learning about animal adaptations, too. Our school has an outdoor education unit that runs field trips and they did an activity with my class on Bird Beaks that I thought was so clever. I found a similar online lesson plan to share with you Brilliant Bird Beaks Adaptation Lesson.

    Cheers,
    Kate

    Innovate Create and Relate

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  14. Sorry hover over ➜Brilliant Bird Beaks Adaptation Lesson to go to the webpage. I linked to it in the comment above, but it only shows up if you hover over it. Ugh, it is a late night and I just can't stop checking out great blogs!

    Cheers,
    Kate
    Innovate Create and Relate

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  15. We just finished our Unit on Look Again. Sure will use this next year. If I don't use it at a station for review or art project for PAWSitive Friday reward time.

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  16. I just purchased this from the Teachers Notebook but was unable to open it. I then asked for it to be sent to my email account and it came in an unreadable script. I am teaching Look Again and was very excited to find another teacher to connect with that teaches from Imagine It.

    Launie Becker
    lbecker@esd112.wednet.edu

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  17. This is awesome! Cuteness with substance:) I am your newest follower and hope you will do the same.

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  18. Love this! What facts/information do you put on the matchbooks? Can't wait to use it!

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  19. Love the safari cuteness. They are like lapbooks with pizazz!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  20. LOVE LOVE this! I have to get it for next year!!!!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  21. My kids loved this project! Everyone who passed by in the hall could not get enough! I am thinking a Famous American Report in this format would be cute too! George, Abe, MLKjr, Susan B. Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson.... :)

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  22. I tried to buy this on the teacher notebook but I can't figure out how to do it without paypal I don't want paypal. Can you help?

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  23. Your follower button wouldn't show up/work for me. I'd like to follow you. Thanks.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  24. How can I find a lesson plan to do this with direction with my kids

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  25. Is there another way to access this file? I tired to set an account up with the store and it will not allow me to do so.
    Thanks,
    hetrickh@fremontschools.net

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  32. Any chance this can be found elsewhere? The store you sold this through is gone. Thanks.

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