Today we started learning about animals to prepare us for our zoo field trip. We learned about the mammal family today. There are more than 5,000 species of mammal. The students did a great job choosing a mammal out of a container with over 200 different beanie baby animals. After going over the characteristics most understood which animals would belong to the mammal family. We counted by tens to help us count more efficiently. The students were amazed that there were that many mammals in the big container. We will look at the bird, reptile, amphibian, fish and insect families in the coming days.
We started learning about the mammal family.
We counted 148 mammal beanie babies (only 143 are shown in the picture).