While we were studying about polar bears last week, I came across a resource I didn't know existed. I thought I would share (in hopes I'm not the only one who didn't already know about it).
I have used the National Geographic Kids website for several years now. I have always used the search feature to find info on the animals we are studying. Last week, I noticed they have a page for all animals (in one little spot all together). You can get there by clicking on "Animals and Pets-- ALL"
It's even organized where the kids can easily find the animal they are looking for (either by type of animal or by habitat). How great is that?!!
Each animal has a little info, some pictures, a video clip, a map to show where they live, and some have a sound bite.
We studied the polar bear together, and then I let my kids look up an animal of their choice in the computer lab. They were way into it! It's definitely a place I'll send them when we research animal habitats.
A little funny story... We were looking at the map (pictured above), when a child asks, "Mrs. Morse is that cross where Heaven is?" What a sweetie pie!
I graduated from Samford University in 2004. I have taught first grade for the past 7 years and love it. I teach at an awesome school in Alabama (which also happens to be where I went to school many years ago). I love my students and my amazing first grade team. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two children-- ages 5 and 2.
I named my blog "Just Add Clipart" because clipart makes even the most boring things more fun to teach and learn.