Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Classifying Animals

So I've been spending the last few weeks going through the curriculum for my district and starting to accumulate some resources.

I LOVE the science topics I get to teach this year. One lesson focuses on classifying animals. We discuss vertebrates and invertebrates, and then we classify vertebrates into more specific categories: mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. I just remember really enjoying this lesson as a kid.

Below is an anchor chart I've made that shows, and briefly summarizes, each of the main vertebrate categories. It is a 16x20 anchor chart. I designed this one myself, because I couldn't find anything on Pinterest (or elsewhere) that fit my needs exactly. The descriptions were taken from our science textbook (Houghton Mifflin). All the fonts I used (including the little animal dingbats) are from dafont.com.

As always, the pattern/color scheme matches my classroom theme.

I can't wait to get into the classroom, get all of my stuff up and take pictures!


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  1. My little sister will be please with this information. Thank you kindly

  2. Great worksheet for my pupils.
    Thanks a lot!!
    By the way...where did yoou find this wonderful border?