Friday, April 13, 2012

Hippos (Part 1)

As you know we voted on the hippo as our next animal to learn about!  It was so funny, each child got to choose a topic to vote from.  Some of the choices were tornados, deer, horses, butterflies, and then the hippo! I was a little worried at first, I didn't know how much information we could gather to learn about them.  But I have to say, this is one of my most favorite themes thus far!  Here is a picture adventure through what we've been up to!

We've been reading...

Websites we've visited: (this has a GREAT webcam)

Here is a youtube video we love to watch every day!  It's just a family on vacation at the zoo, but the hippo is super neat!

On Wednesday, we signed up for construction crews...

Here is our Can Have Are chart we've started (we add to it each day)...

This was our web we completed BEFORE we started learning.  I can't wait to go back through the list and see which things are really true! :)

Today, we met with the "design crew" and formulated our plan!  They get to make all of the construction decisions!

This is a rough draft of our plan--more details to come!

We are having SO MUCH FUN!!!!!
Have a great weekend!


  1. The construction crews idea is great! Looks like your cuties are doing a lot of great brainstorming all the while learning about those silly hippos. Just saying the word hippopotamus is fun...spelling it not so much ; )


    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

  2. Love the hippo activities! Thanks for sharing!

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter