This is a Duck Life Cycle pack that you can use in conjunction with hatching ducklings in your classroom! There are 12 different activities, covering reading, writing, math and science skills - including an observation journal that students use to document the incubation and hatching of ducklings in the classroom!
Here is the table of contents:
Page 3: Duck Life Cycle Sequencing Cards: Use the cards on this page to have your students sequence the life cycle of a duck. You can have them arrange the cards in a pocket chart or place a small piece of Velcro on the back for use on a felt board.
Page 4 – 6: Life Cycle Sequencing Sheets: Have students color, cut out and paste the cards on page 4 in the correct order on page 5. Alternatively, have students color and label page 6.
Pages 7 – 10: Needs of a Duck sheets: Students can color, cut and paste the 5 needs of a duck, or color & label them.
Pages 11 – 12: Label the Duck!: Here is a fun labeling and coloring activity for your students. The first page is a full color version already labeled that you can display in your classroom. The 2nd page is a b&w version for your students to color and complete.
Page 13 – 21 Duck Life Cycle Easy Reader: Have students color and assemble pages into a book that they can read and reread! This is printed so that you can get 2 pages per piece of paper.
Page 22 – 25: Duck Life Cycle KWL & Can/Have/Are Charts: A color and b&w version of KWL charts as well as a Can/Have/Are chart. Have students complete these before, during and after your life cycle unit. I always display my color version in the classroom and have the students complete their b&w versions in their life cycle journal.
Page 26: Egg Hatching Calendar: Use this calendar if you are hatching eggs in your classroom. Just have students start with day 1 and record until day 28 when the eggs hatch! This calendar is blank so you can have students add the month and dates appropriate to your unit of study.
Page 27 – 28: Duck Life Cycle Writing Page: Use this page for students to write and draw about the Duck Life Cycle. This can be used as a non-fiction narrative of the life cycle, or for students to create a fictional story of a duckling hatching.
Pages 29 – 41: Egg Hatching Observation Journal: Use these pages for students to record their observations if you hatch eggs in your classroom. You can use them in any order and use as many or as few as you decide. Students fill in the day of the cycle, and then answer the questions and/or illustrate.
Page 42 – 47: Duck Life Cycle Roll & Graph Activity: Students roll the cube and record each roll on their graph. When one image reaches the top of the graph they stop and fill out the More, Less or Equal sheet or the Addition sheet.
Pages 48 - 49: Roll $ Cover Addition and Subtraction Sheets: This is a fun game for math centers. Provide students with 2 dice, some two-sided tokens and a game mat. Students take turns rolling the dice and either adding or subtracting depending on the game mat. If the sum or difference is uncovered they can place their token on top. Play continues until all of the numbers are covered. The students with the most tokens on the board is the winner.
Pages 50 – 51: Color by Sum: This is a fun color-by-sum sheet for your students to color according to the code. The first page is sums to 10 and the second is sums to 20 so you can differentiate for your students.
Bonus: There are 3 cut and paste duckling addition pages and a cut and paste 10 frames page!
I hope you enjoy this unit! If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com. Don't forget to check out my blog, Herding Kats in Kindergarten for ideas, tips and freebies!