Our theme in Spring term 2017 is a geography based theme. We will be looking at Antarctica.
Our essential question is 'Would a meerkat live in Antarctica?'
We are using the book, Meerkat Mail, to help us investigate the essential question. This is also our Novel Study book.
When Sunny Meerkat who lives in the Kalahari Desert decides to go on a vacation to find the perfect place to live...you know, some place that isn't so crowded with family: the PERFECT place to live. So, he leaves a note that says he has set off to stay with his Mongoose relatives, but he promises to write. And WRITE he does! From Uncle Bob's home he writes a post card featuring the African Red Hornbill that warns the mongoose family of danger. You can actually flip over the postcard and read his funny letter to his meerkat family. Unfortunately Sunny is just too big to fit into their hiding places.
Next, Sonny goes to stay with his cousins Scratchand Mitch who live in a termite mound. From there he writes another post card before the itching gets to ticklish for him and he moves to cousin Edward's home on the farm.
We will follow Sunny's quest for the perfect home through his emails that are included in his book: Meerkat Mail. Can you guess where he finds the perfect home?
I Wonder questions ...
What are meerkats? Where do they live?
What are their families like? What help do they give?
What do they eat? Where is their food?
Do you think that their food would taste really good?
Where in the world is Africa? Antarctica?