So Easter is just a couple of days away. We've spent the last two weeks studying Bilbies - an Australian marsupial that has some big similarities to the rabbit. I have been using the Science curriculum to guide my planning, as well as lots and lots of writing!
Since it is still so early in the year, lots of my Prep students are still pre-readers/pre-writers, but they are very keen. The Grade 1 students can write short sentences but still need a lot of support and modelling. So I began with lots of reading of stories about bilbies and then we labels diagrams. We wrote descriptions. We painted pictures of bilbies and looked on the internet at photos. This week the culminating performance for the Grade 1s was to complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast rabbits and bilbies.
Silly me left my camera at school so I will post some photos tomorrow!
Here is a kid-friendly site about bilbies: