To start, each student made a jeep to wear around their neck and a pair of binoculars (made for toilet paper rolls). The teacher also got each student a safari hat to wear. Their job was to take their family on a "safari" ride around the room, pointing out all of the animals. All of the kids had so much fun with this, you could hear some of them saying, "now on your left are the zebras, and when you look up you can see some monkeys." They took their job as tour guide very seriously!
Buzzing About Second Grade.
The jeep and ticket booth/hut was surrounded by parrots and student writing about their parrots. The parrot pattern was taken from DLTK.
Tippytoe Crafts and the tigers were inspired by by this link.
The lions were made out of clay, paper, cardboard, yarn, felt, toilet paper rolls, foil, Popsicle sticks, foam, paper bags, sticks and acorns.
The kids did an anteater directed drawing, ant fingerprints, and watercolor Meerkats.
Now, the question is, what should we do next year?