Lesson Plan Title : Steps for Reindeer Care
Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)
Overview and Purpose: How do you take care of a reindeer? In this lesson, students will research and write out the steps for the best way to take care of one.
Objective: The student will be able to:
*research how to take care of a reindeer.
*write out the steps for taking care of a reindeer.
Internet access for students
Teacher created worksheet
Have students work in pairs to research how you would take care of a reindeer. Have them complete the worksheet and then write out step by step directions. Talk about the directions as a class and create one list that includes everyone's suggestions. Post the list in the hallway for other classes to read.
1. What kind of climates do reindeer like?
2. What kind of food do reindeer eat?
3. Does a reindeer need to be brushed?
Many students may not have ever seen a real reindeer. Consider showing them a short documentary about the animals and then compare real reindeer to the cartoon ones seen at Christmas.