To start off our flamingo unit the kids did a flamingo color by number while I read Flamingo Sunset to them. We all loved this book because even though it is a picture book it told the true story of a baby flamingo. P doesn't seem to enjoy picture books because of the fake stories, but he enjoyed this. The pictures were great to look at also.
I found a flamingo connect-the-dots that counted by 5s. P enjoyed this because it was a connect the dots actually at his level. I think D really connected the dots just following around the outside but learned some of the numbers on the way. We then read a little out of Nature's Children: Flamingos. After reading a few sections of the book we then watched about half of The Crimson Wing. We have already seen this movie a few times since flamingos are D's favorite and have been for a while. The Crimson Wing is a beautiful movie to watch. It is amazing how the film makers can capture the beauty of the flamingo's life.
We took it easy on this day and just put together a lapbook that I had found. I cut out the pieces and the kids glued them in a folder. As we were adding the pieces to the folder we filled out the information that the kids had already learned.
On the last day we finished filling out the information that was left in the lapbook. We used the Nature's Children: Flamingos book and also National Geographic Kids to help us. We worked together to find the information. P was excited when he was finding information and was getting ahead of me. D wasn't really interested in all the information we were looking up so she just went off and played and listed to us.
This was a fun unit, even though we knew a lot about flamingos already. It was a good unit to do close to the end of the year.
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