We are always looking for a new way to start our mornings, (our first graders get tired of worksheets!) so we came up with “Tell me Tuesday.”
Every Tuesday morning, we project (on the SMARTBoard) a
picture of an unusual creature that we think will be unfamiliar to our
students. Some examples they’ve enjoyed include: a hydra, coati, sea cucumber,
narwhal, naked mole rat, slipper lobster and an agouti.
We pose the same questions each week with a different picture. The students
respond in their journals and share their guesses later. We always reveal the
accurate information on our chosen creature after everyone has responded. They
really enjoy being introduced to new animals. Have fun and let us know if you
think of any good ones to add to our list!