#18 - Zebra

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#18 - Zebra

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Lesson #18 Zebra

Additional ideas might be located on other boards:
ECC / Kenya: http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=157
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Zebra stripes craft

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Here is a link to a craft to do zebra stripes. It has an outline of a zebra to print, and then it suggests gluing stripes on with black paper. My girls really enjoyed it - the oldest got to work on cutting skills, etc. God bless - Liesl

http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/craf ... opicID=416

Unread post by Guest »

We have just finished reading a hilarious, cute book called, "Zella, Zack and Zodiac", by Bill Peet. It is about a zebra who takes in a forgotten baby ostrich. Don't worry, "Zodiac" is only a zebra name that starts with "Z", nothing more! Zebras are on every page of this cute story!

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Unread post by Winkie »

We loved both of these books:

Gorgeous! by Caroline Castle
If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at The Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick
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1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa

In a large bowl, cream butter & sugars. Beat in egg & vanilla. Combine flour & salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Add cocoa to one half; mix well. Roll each half between waxed paper into a 9" square. Cut both squares into three 3" strips. Cut the strips in half lengthwise to make six 4 1/2" x 3" rectangles.

Place one cream colored rectangle on a large piece of plastic wrap. Top with a chocolate rectangle. Repeat layers 5 times. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours. Unwrap and cut stack widthwise into eighteen 1/4" slices.

Cut each slice with a horse-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-10 min or till edges are lightly golden. Let stand 2 min and transfer to cooling racks.
mandkhowell wrote:Thank you for posting this recipe!! It made the week! I did add a glaze of 2T butter, 1 Cup Powdered Sugar, & 1/2tsp. Vanilla. I drizzled the glaze over the cookies and they were such a hit! I'll have to post a pic!
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Cute coloring page

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Here's a link to a cute zebra that you can print and color
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I wrapped the boys in extra patterned material left over from making curtains. I then stood them in front of the finished hanging curtains in the same material. I took their picture showing them how they were camouflaged against the same background.
Very cute as all that really stands out is their faces.

I plan to print this in back and white and paste it on a zebra striped background to display with our biblical concept for zebra.
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Zebra craft and Lapbook idea

Unread post by mycobabe »

I found a cute zebra craft that goes along with day 2 lesson where you paint the stripes on the zebra.


Also, here is a link for a free Zebra lapbook using the Zoobook magazine on Zebras which you can purchase or checkout at the library.


Happy teaching!
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Unread post by RachelT »

I have appreciated some of the links above for fun crafts and coloring pages! Here are Zebra or zoo books that we read for this unit study.

Non fiction: Zebras by Kevin Holmes
Zebras by Anthony Fredericks

Racing Stripes (EZ Reader and movie)
Curious George Visits the Zoo by Margret and HA Rey
Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo by Karma Wilson
Z is for Zookeeper by Marie and Roland Smith
First Words at the Zoo (Curious George)
Zink the Zebra by Kelly Weil

Happy reading!
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Re: #18 - Zebra

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If you are doing ECC and K together....

For the activity in the Zebra unit with the safari mural, consider getting out the book A Trip Around the World (used in ECC) and using page 38 for pictures of Africa animals. Then, we used the boundary map for Africa from World Geography book. It was easy to do with the stuff we had on hand.

also, if you have older kids, get them involved in playing the games in this unit in K. It made for a great break this morning from our usual stuff and let us have some fun.

this unit and autism kid

no real changes from what was in the manual. Many activities were really good for cross over with language development on describing animals, and sounds, and guessing, and everything. This has been a fun unit teaching her.

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Re: #18 - Zebra

Unread post by FreshKid »

We did the Zebra unit a few weeks ago, but I'm just getting around to posting before we take the books back. We read:

If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick
Zebra by Caroline Arnold
Feeding Time at the Zoo

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Re: #18 - Zebra

Unread post by beaglemamma2008 »

We found a book at the library called The Case of the Missing Zebra Stripes that dd loved! It's a zoo math book with several different "lessons" in it, but we only did the lesson called "The Case of the Missing Zebra Stripes." It's a mystery story with lots of references to time in it, so we got out our clock manipulative and dd showed me the times we were reading about. She had lots of fun following the story and paying attention to the clues and even cracked the case before Professor Geusser did!
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Re: #18 - Zebra

Unread post by jasntas »

While preparing for the Zebra unit in K I discovered that the Complete Book of Animals had a stripe-less zebra on page 141. The CBofA is a 2nd - 3rd grade supplement for ECC but I purchased it for K and have been very pleased with it. I think Crystal had suggested that it might be a good book for K and she was right. It has almost every animal used in the K units and even has the suggested activity in the MFW TM of adding your own stripes to a zebra. We are ahead on our K studies so I thought I would pass the info along in case anyone else was interested.
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Re: #18 - Zebra

Unread post by Melissa »

I found another printable Zebra activity for painting or gluing stripes on. http://www.carolinearnoldbooks.com/imag ... utline.jpg
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