Employing LEGO bricks and Schleich animals to teach and learn about animals and their habitat is such a great idea, thank you Joanna, that therefore I'm doing the same with my Primary 2 class today. It goes without saying that we are celebrating the Earth Day today.
For a start we are watching the BBC documentary "Planet Earth" trailer so as to make ourselves aware of the the rich variety of habitats in our planet.
After that we are surfing the Internet to learn more about habitats. A group of my students has just found a great Website!
With such wonderful pics it is easy peasy to elicit the concept of habitat from my students.
Now my students know that a habitat is the type of environment in which plant and animals live it is high time we learnt that an habitat is dictated by what kinds of plants grow there, the climate and the geography. This video and The Habitat song are being of great help.
The Habitat Song
At the end of the morning everyone is enjoying building habitats and searching animals who are able to live in them.