This lesson teaches students that some animals migrate and others hibernate during the winter months.
Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky
Intended Learning Outcomes:
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
Invitation to Learn
Ask students to describe what they do differently when winter comes.
If you have access to pictures of animals, sort them into groups: migratory, hibernating, or active animals. Make pinecone birdfeeders (pinecones, peanut butter, and birdseed).
Discuss pets and animals in the neighborhood. What do they do to prepare for winter?
Do they have appropriate animals in the correct categories? Are there hibernating animals on the page talking about migrating animals?