Ms. Still: "Good Morning class! Today we are going to be talking about what a "home" means to us and to different animals."
Ms. Still to Students: "If you could, please take out a pencil and some crayons and draw a picture of a house. It could be your house, a friends house or the White House!"
Ms. Still to Students: "Beautiful drawings class. Humans and Animals can be very different but we all need one basic thing and that is shelter! We call our shelter our "home" but animals have different types of homes." "Please Take your pictures and be seated at the reading rug"
The children use the pictures to build a neighborhood and have a discussion about what a "community" looks like to them and for animals.
Ms. Still to Students: "Please take a seat and take out your pencils and crayons again. This time I want you draw an animals "home" You may choose any animal you like. Remember to include anything you believe the animal needs in its home in order to survive."
The children finish their drawings, and are prompted to write a short paragraph describing the animals home and using the new information they learned today, why or why not they would include certain items in the "home" or shelter.