The Zoo

The theme is the zoo, but there is so much more language and fun in store with this unit.

The Vocabulary

zoo | zoo keeper | look | wild animal | cage | clean | feed | learn | care for | rescue

The Vocabulary Explained

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The Language Boards

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(LAMP Words for Life)

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(Accent | Vantage)

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(Proloquo2Go)

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(TouchChat)

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(Snap & Core | TobiiDynavox)

Activities

Learning Activity:

Join Hillary in listening to different zoo animal sounds and try to guess which zoo animal might make that sound. We will target asking "who" questions, using “I don’t know,” and describing how the sound made us feel. 

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Learning Activity:

Ever done a high-tech version of I Spy? No? Well now's your chance to play this dynamic version of I Spy with Hillary.

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Learning Activity:

'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day is the book being read today. Have a listen and watch for the modeling and commenting.

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Learning Activity:

Hillary explores Switch Zoo animal games online and creates new animals that don't yet exist. You can be fun and creative with this website.

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Other Resources

Here are more activities as well as different ways to continue to explore the zoo theme. Remember to use AAC as you explore (white board, pictures, devices and more).   

Cooking - Pizza Bagels

Leo and Levi show you how to make your own pizza bagels.

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Extension Activities

Here are some other ideas of how you can incorporate AAC in some other fun ways!

Tic Tac Toe with Vocabulary:

Alee and Nerissa show how to turn tic tac toe into another way to bring language to life. 

DIY I Spy:

Alee and Nerissa create their own I Spy game and use lite-tech AAC to play. 

Science

Slime time! This weeks science experiment is pudding slime...enjoy!!

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Books

Here are some books you might like to read to follow along with the theme for the week.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Put Me in The Zoo by Robert Lopshire

Who Would Win? Lion or Tiger

by Jerry Pallotta

Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (wordless)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Virtual Field Trips and Games

Here are some ways or learning more about the theme through some interactive resources.

Movies and Videos

Last but not least, we have some more videos and movies for you to watch to learn more about the farm. 

Zootopia

Madagascar

We Bought a Zoo

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