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For older children, the ovals could involve addition and look
If you create multiple sets of ovals, the game could become a
concentration or matching game.
Blocks and Building
• Teach children the concepts high and low in your blocks and build-
ing center. Include many types of plastic oviparous animal toys:
turtles, lizards, birds, insects (flying and crawling), and snakes.
Next, create a banner titled, “Up high, down low. Where will the
oviparous animals go?” Have the children build structures using
the blocks. As they place the oviparous animals in, on, and around
the structures, encourage them to think about and ask, “Where
will the oviparous animals go, high or low?” Children will have to
predict whether the particular oviparous animals they are posi-
tioning stay low to the ground or are able to fly or climb high. Ask
them to say why they put each oviparous animal where they did.
• Have the large group create a predictable book titled A —— Is
an Oviparous Animal. Print out a page with the title and make
multiple copies for your students. Have each child name his
favorite oviparous animal and write (or dictate to you) the ani-
mal’s name on the blank line. Below their sentence, they will
draw their animal and then sign their artwork.
Allow older children to phonetically spell out the entire sen-
tence on blank pages. The children can indicate their favorite
animals to you and copy your written sample of the word, such
as snake, onto the blank line.
Later gather and bind all the sheets into a predictable big
book you can keep in the writing center. The children will enjoy
reading their creations.
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