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Science - Kindergarten
Standard 4 Objective 2
English Language Arts Kindergarten
Speaking and Listening Standard 1 a.
Students will read and observer ants to discover how ants are the same and different than people.
One per class:
One per student:
Our backyards are full of animals. Insects are everywhere and come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. They eat, have homes, and have specific characteristics. Ants are insects. Ants have three body parts: the head, thorax, and abdomen. Ants are like people in many ways. Have several books about ants available.
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
To create interest in learning about ants, the teacher guides the class in a discussion about how ants are different and the same as people. These ideas should be listed on a chart divided in half with the headings “How We Are the Same” and “How We Are Different.” After students have given initial observations, additional questions can be asked.
Additional Math Activities
Additional Language Arts Activities
Make a class book entitled, An Ant Can.
||eat||groom||take out trash|
|help others||listen||milk aphids|
Small Motor Activities
As students engage in each activity observe their understanding of how ants live. Math activities assess counting, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition. Writing skills and beginning sounds can be assessed as students make and read the class book.