Friday, 10 February 2012

Let's see some real animals!

Since we have been studying animals, specifically classification.  With a view to moving on to vertebrate as a topic, I thought it would be a good idea to actually see some of the animals that we have been studying rather than just learning from books.  The best place to do so: the zoo.

Before we went to the zoo, Tiger completed a revision of classification.  By now I think the basic classification of animals has been drummed so much into him that he is not going to forget it anytime soon.


Now for some real animals!  Since it was a weekday in winter when we went to the zoo, there was hardly anyone else there.  To my surprise, most of the animals were out and about in the icy weather.

Tiger has inherited my old camera lately and has been very eager to use it on this trip.

Although seeing the exotic animals was an eduational experience, Tiger had the most fun petting the pygmy goats and being so close to them.

This post is linked up to several blog hops, where you can visit to see what other homeschoolers have been busy with.  It is also linked to the Carnival of Homeschooling.


  1. One of my favorite places is the zoo! It's such a great learning experience.

  2. we love the zoo, last time we went it was freeeeeezing!
    Great photo of the tiger.

  3. What a great way to end the classification study! Its always fun to go to the zoo when its not busy.
    Happy weekend!

  4. Love that you actually prepared before your trip to the zoo, and how wonderful that the animals were out and about!

  5. great, great way to finish your study of animals.

  6. Great idea!!! My daughter loves the zoo.. I can't wait 'til she's actually old enough to classify animals. Right now, she's just naming them and she enjoys it!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope to see you again this week.



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