Australian Animal Worksheets. Marsupials and more!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 12:02 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

0 - Marsupials Cover

We recently did a study on Marsupials, concentrating mostly on Koalas but also incorporating details on the many other marsupials. For our Lapbook/Workbook I started with a Lapbooking Unit “A Pouch for Katie” from In the Hands of a Child. We used three prong folders for the study as we added so much more to it than would fit in a Lapbook!

PreK - 4th - A Pouch for Katie KOALAS by Hands of a Child Cover

I am not the kind of teacher who can just “wing” a lesson when doing a Lapbook/unit study. I have to know what I am going to be teaching each day. The joys of ITHOAC Lapbooks is that most of them come with a daily Lesson Plan. However the one provided was for a 6 day study and I have found that a 5 day study works better for us as we can complete it in a week. With that in mind I adapted the Lesson Plan provided with the Lapbook in order to complete it in 5 days.  This did not include the Marsupial worksheets (top picture) which I created at a much later date, weeks after having prepared the Lapbook materials. I just divided those worksheets up to do some each day. These are FREE to download in the Science Downloads on our website.

Please note that although Caleb (4) did the Koala Lapbook I did NOT expect him to do the Marsupial worksheets – way too complicated. In fact I found a couple extra K things for him to do at Homeschool Share.

Activity Village has a FREE fun Count the Koalas page.

Last but not least, listed as suitable for First Graders I think these fabulous, colorful Australian Animal worksheets could be adapted for multiple ages 🙂 You can find them FREE at Education.com

Kanga

You can find some good YouTube videos online featuring some of these amazing creatures.

Hope you enjoy this study as much as we did 🙂

Liz

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