Home School Happenings: Animal Classification

Did you know there are about a gazillion ways to classify animals? Maybe you’re stuck in the old rut of mammal, reptile or bird; but we’re free enough around here to group them by color, size, sleeping and eating habits, location, and a myriad of other ways.

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We even added the categories PomPon

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and Pipe Cleaner to our repertoire.

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When the children were set to deliver oral reports about an animal of their choice, they set up quite a display.

Brooke on Gorillas

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Brad on Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Brian on Chimpanzees

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(oops, I need to fold the laundry before I take photos!)

I like when we’re able to see things from a fresh perspective.

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3 responses to “Home School Happenings: Animal Classification

  1. Fun! {so *that’s* where all the library books on dinosaurs and gorillas disappeared to! ;-)}

  2. we always like pipe cleaners and pom poms here, too! the children’s displays look fun and informative!

  3. my kids love animals and would love this unit, I was tinkering with doing it this year. We have already gotten stuff to do the farm and weather perhaps this would be our winter unit. Looks fun love the displays.

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