It's a wonderful book about zoo animals and friendship. Amos McGee visits the zoo daily to spend time with the animals and keeps the animals company. He doesn't show up one day, because he's sick. So the animals pile into a bus (looks like a zoo tour bus) and visit Amos at his home, so they can spend time with him. It's the 2011 Caldecott Medal winner. The illustrations are delightful. I especially love the picture of the animals traveling on the bus. It will be a perfect introduction to our zoo animal study.
I created some writing activities to go along with our study. The children complete the worksheets after reading non-fiction books about zoo animals. Students write three facts about a zoo animal, illustrate their writing, and read what they learned to two friends. It's a great way to integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Click on the picture to find out more.
If you're looking for math center activities for April, you can check this out by clicking on the picture.
The packet includes practice with addition and subtraction facts, adding 3 one-digit numbers, place value, telling time to the hour and half hour, and counting money. The activities have an April Showers theme. They're great for reinforcement and review.
No April showers today. It's a beautiful sunny day. I love these days . . . blue skies and warm weather.
I hope you enjoy your day,