Observe an animal’s appearance, movements, and behaviors; record observations in a journal; make a detailed pencil and watercolor sketch of an animal; understand that scientists make close observations of animals to understand their behaviors.
Common Core Standards in Language Arts
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.
Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.
Compare responses to a work of art before and after working in similar media.