My Book About Animals is a supplemental activity about animals to go along with the class discussion. The activity includes a review section of living/nonliving things, a section about animal needs, a section about animal parts, and sections on four types of animals (reptiles, birds, mammals, and insects). The booklet is arranged as follows:
• Pages 1 and 2 – Students cut out pictures of living and nonliving things (included) and paste them into the correct sections.
• Pages 3 and 4 – Students draw their favorite animal and list 4 animal needs (food, water, air, and shelter).
• Pages 5 and 6 – Students cut out pictures about animals (included) and place them in the correct sections (body covering, appendages, shelter, and movement).
• Pages 7-14 – Students give an example of a reptile, bird, mammal, and insect. They circle some of the animal characteristics (listed) and draw each characteristic in the boxes.
The activity is in line with the 1st grade VA Standards of Learning
1.5 The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include
a) basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat);
b) animals, including humans, have many different physical characteristics; and
c) animals can be classified according to a variety of characteristics.