We've just begun a new research study that will definitely be interesting ~ it's the study of dogs! We've started out with some wild dogs - this week we've learned about the painted dog and the Ethiopian wolf - both found in Africa. We're looking forward to learning some amazing facts and welcoming some surprise visitors to class on occasion, too!
Of course, new vocabulary is a huge part of our study, and here are a few words that we've begun discussing in the last couple of days:
domestic (We'll be studying both wild & domestic dogs.)
feral (We've discussed a bizarre story about a girl who actually became feral after her parents terribly neglected her.)
canine (member of the dog family)
canid (another word for canine)
gory (We watched some painted dogs eating an impala, and it was a little gory.)
savannah (Painted dogs live on the savannah in Africa.)
This is just the tip of the iceberg, and you can look forward to many new words to come! Also, we'll definitely be presenting a program some time in March or April ~ I'll let you know the date ahead of time so hopefully you can make plans to attend!