If you are looking for a fun and educational back-to-school activity that incorporates reading, thinking, behavior lessons, writing, and artwork; this product is for you! This activity pack contains instructions and materials for a learning adventure that involves inference and language fun!
You will find everything you need in this file to have a jungle safari in your school building. The “Back-to-School Jungle Safari” is designed to help students become familiar with faces and places in the school building at the beginning of the year as well as to generate excitement about a classroom jungle theme study. When completing the activity, students will use inferences. They will also practice appropriate discussion skills and hallway behavior. Your boys and girls will complete an art project before going on their safari and you can follow up the adventure with a narrative writing lesson.
This product comes with very detailed instructions for planning and executing the activity. The provided animal masks are to be printed and distributed to office staff, special class teachers, and support staff in your school. Using one of the scripts, you will read rhyming verses with clues about where you need to go and what animal you will see. To make it extra fun, the animals are named, but in Swahili! The students will try to use the clues and their own schema to determine where in the building the class should go and what animal you will see when you get there. Three choices for scripts are included: one for the teacher to read aloud (with discussion suggestions), one similar to the teacher script for students to read together or individually, and one for the students to read without the Swahili animal names. I have included suggestions for making binoculars and safari hats. I also suggest a snack for you to end the adventure with. If you wish to follow up, you will find a graphic organizer and story sheet.
If you find the script does not match your particular needs, contact me. I will do my very best to make changes for you. Thanks for considering this file. I truly think you will be happy if you decide to purchase it.