CLASSROOM - Wolf Week

National Day Calendar Classroom - October 2019 - Wolf Week 9

CLASSROOM – Wolf Week – Week 10

It’s going to be a howling good time in the Classroom during Wolf Week. Since last week was National School Lunch Week, let’s take a look at an animal that shares the top of the food chain with us.

National Wolf Awareness Week explores the population, ecosystem and the species of the canine predator known as the wolf. The classroom offers up puzzles and projects this week that focus on

HOW TO OBSERVE

Explore the habitat of the wolf. What do they eat? Read about wolves, too.

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THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS

Take a look at the world of wolves! We found a few terrific books that explore wolves in their habitats and in our imaginations, too.

  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  • Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
  • The Wolves of Yellowstone by Douglas W. Smith and Michael K. Phillips

Other ways to learn about wolves this week include:

  • This week also offers a puzzle featuring wolves.
  • Identify animal tracks. They don’t even have to be wolf tracks but knowing the difference between your animals and a wild animal in your territory can be important.
  • Learn about endangered species. Which wolves are endangered? How do wolves affect your life and the lives of others?
  • What’s a food chain? Did you know the wolf only has two animals that threaten them? Do you know which ones? They would be at the top of the food chain.

Have your students ever heard a wolf howl? Listen to these beauties communicate. Did you know each wolf’s howl is unique? They recognize each other by the sound of their howl.

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