We started by making a big chart of the 7 types of animals, listing the characteristics of each:
She also made a poster of "Mammal" and "Not a Mammal:"
An "Insect" and "Not an Insect" sorting activity:
Yesterday I bought Catherine her first dictionary and showed her how to use it (this was part of the Language Arts curriculum). Catherine immediately wanted to look up mammal, insect, and other words we have learned in this unit. As her copy work, I am considering having her copy some of the definitions for the science terms we have studied.
I am not sure how I can incorporate addition and subtraction into the Animal Classification unit study. In fact, it is hard for me to get creative with math.