Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vertebrates and Invertebrates

This week we have been talking and thinking about animals with backbones and those without.  The children sorted cards into the two categories.  They had fun feeling their own backbone to see if they were a vertebrate.  Lucky us, we have had a few mammals outside our windows to look at:  squirrels, chipmunks, a few female deer and the other day our first buck walked by the window. 


The extended day children then extended this activity by making models of vertebrates and invertebrates.

Here we have the invertebrates:  pinworms and butterflies.
The vertebrates chosen were:  lion, crocodile and a bird. 

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