This packet is all black and white, and it is intended for students to use a journal while researching an arctic animal. I am going to bind these to look like journals, and we will use them throughout our study.
To increase student interest motivation while making it as "real world" as possible, I am having these "shipped" from the arctic with a letter from scientists requesting my students help identify some animals.
They will get to work in teams of their choice to research an animal from the arctic.
The journal has a table of contents and pages for students to record the following information:
-Temperatures and weather of the area their animal lives
A diagram of the animal
-A "close-up" of something interesting with the animal
-The animal's diet
-The animal's predators
-Information on the animal's babies
-Fun Facts (3 pages)
There is also a page for students to gather information from the computer. I plan to have my kindergarteners work with their third grade reading buddies, but this page could also be used as a homework assignment if your students are too young to navigate the internet independently.
Because they will be working in teams on one animal, each group will present to the class to share what they have learned. I included pages for students to record interesting facts they learn from other group presentations