Practice reading, writing and using the sight word "is" with this virtual pet activity!
Explain to your students that you’re going to be adopting some new class pets— pandas! (Be prepared for at least one student to tell you that she’s allergic to fur....)
Project the Smithsonian’s “Giant Panda Cam” using your projector or interactive whiteboard.
While you watch those adorable pandas eat and play, have students record what the pandas are doing.
For students to record their observations, you can use:
The "What IS the Panda Doing?" writing book with sentence starters and handwriting lines
The “What Is The Panda Doing? writing book with lines
If you have issues with your internet connection or can’t watch the Panda Cam for any reason, use the included sight word reader "What IS The Panda Doing?" for writing inspiration. (Just cut, copy and staple to create mini sight word readers!)