Are you looking for a journal that your students could use to record information about your classroom pet? This is the perfect resource for you!
This resources covers the following ideas/topics:
- type and gender of pet
- interesting facts
- pet's interests
- responsibilities of students
- animal needs in order to survive
- food/diet of animal
- blank templates for open-ended journal writing (print as many of these pages as you would like to add to your students' journals as needed)
As I developed this resource, I varied the format of the journal entries to adapt to different learner needs. Some entries include fill-in-the-blanks, circling words, drawing pictures, writing full sentences, and/or a combination of the formats listed. Many of the entries are created in an open-ended way so that students can use their creativity to fill-in-the-blanks as they wish!
Please note that if you are purchasing this journal for students in grade one, and/or beginning grade two, teacher guidance is required. As you move up in grade levels, this journal is very simple and user friendly. :)
One final note...I recently got a hamster for my grade one class and used this journal with my students. This resource is directly aligned with Alberta's grade one curriculum where students learn about the needs of different animals (Science) as well as roles and responsibilities (Social Studies). The students adored recording information about our class hamster in this journal. This journal provides students with the opportunity to draw and record information they learned about our classroom pet. Overall, they were engaged and super interested in learning about our classroom pet!