Learning How Animals Survive the Winter in Second Grade


English Class second graders are finishing up a unit on how animals survive in the winter in environmental studies. Last week they watched a film and discussed their observations of different means of animals coping in the winter. They read text on the subject as well.


One  challenge for the second graders was to sort animals into columns showing the type of winter behaviour that they exhibit. Another challenge was to answer questions on the subject using complete sentences. Pupils were allowed to use the text for spelling and help in answering the questions. For some pupils this was a little difficult but it was good practice for them to find information in a text. The pupils also coloured pictures of local birds that spend the winter here. Even the week’s spelling words were related to the subject!

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