Growth and Changes in Animals package created for the Ontario curriculum.
This package is designed to supplement your teaching of the Growth and Changes in Animals portion of the Ontario science curriculum, while incorporating key math expectations and ongoing links to mapping (social studies) and purposeful incorporation of non-fiction text features (language).
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How to use this package:
1. To “spiral” your math, or for check-ins. You could choose to use the activities while you are in the science unit itself, conducting mini-lessons on the various strands to enable the students to complete the math problems. Spiraling is an effective strategy for keeping math strategies and strands fresh in students’ minds while they continue into new material.
2. To “spiral” your science, continuing the science learning throughout the year. Use the math problems when you focus on a particular math skill or strand, revisiting the science learning from earlier in the year. If you haven’t started this unit yet, you will be equipping students with richer schema for when you begin the unit later!
Included you will find:
Curriculum links for Number Sense, Measurement, Patterning and Algebra, Data Management, Social Studies, other Science units, and Language.
Content supports teaching specifically on:
- classification of animals
- human impact on animals (threatened, endangered, extinct)
- animal life cycles
- seasonal adaptations, i.e. migration or hibernation
- points of the compass, labeling maps
Multiple version of math problems to support learners at various entry points, or to provide differentiation. This is also helpful for if you attempt the problem earlier in the year when grasp of concepts is just starting or later in the year, when students are ready for more challenging problems.
Bonus writing activity: create "fast fact" cards for an animal of your choice! Writing template and samples are included.
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