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1 a research book By Mrs. Frazier s Kindergartners Stony Point School May 2013

2 We dedicate this book to: Mrs. Frazier because she helped us choose our animals, research our animals and type our information. Mrs. Wehmann, Mrs. Harned and Mrs. Smith for helping us research and find the answers to our I Wonder questions. Ms. Mary Lou because she helped us work on our animals and she put our book together for us.

3 Process Page We began by choosing an animal that we wanted to know more about. Mrs. Fuss found books in the library that had pictures of our animals. Mrs. Frazier found facts about our animals on the Internet and printed them. We researched our animal with an adult s help. We wrote 2-3 I wonder questions that we had about our animal. Mrs. Frazier, Mrs. Wehmann, Mrs. Harned, and Mrs. Smith helped read the information to us. We had to find the answers to our questions. Once our research was complete, Mrs. Frazier typed up our questions and our answers. Next, we looked at a picture of our animal and sketched it with Ms. Mary Lou. We then went to Ms. Mary Lou in small groups. In our small groups, we cut out construction paper shapes for our animal and glued them down on large paper. Details like eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, nose, tail, claws, etc. were added to complete our animal picture. Finally, Ms. Mary Lou added our words to our picture to make each page of our class book. By Maya Ratliff, Mirabelle Metcalfe, Laveen Hiranandani, and Jake Heapes

4 Is a baby fox blind when it is born? Yes, a baby fox is blind and deaf when it is born. How long does a fox live? A fox can live in the wild for up to 2 years. In captivity, a fox can live up to 14 years. By Mirabelle Metcalfe

5 How many babies does a clownfish have? A clownfish lays hundreds to thousands of eggs. Does a clownfish sleep? Yes, a clownfish does sleep. By Hannah Gentry

6 How does a rattlesnake make noise with its tail? Every time a rattlesnake sheds its skin, it gets a new button. The buttons knock together to make noise like a rattle. How many teeth does a rattlesnake have? A rattlesnake has 4 rows of teeth, 2 rows on top and 2 rows on the bottom. By Walter Pilkey

7 What does an elephant eat? An elephant eats grass, leaves, bark, fruit and seed pods. Where do elephants live? Elephants live in Africa and Asia. What does an elephant feel like? An elephant has wrinkly skin. It is rough, tough and is covered with hairs. By Alisz Buyaki

8 Where does a raccoon find food? A raccoon finds food in the area where they live like insects, rodents, plants, etc. or in garbage cans. How many eggs do they have? Raccoons do not lay eggs. They give birth to 2-5 babies which are called kits. By Sophia Elvgren

9 How big does a wolf get? A wolf can weigh between pounds. How many babies does a wolf have? A wolf can give birth to 4-7 pups. By Rajan Sambandam

10 How many babies does a coyote have? A coyote can have 1-19 babies in a litter. They usually have around 6. How long does a coyote live? A coyote can live years in the wild. A coyote can live years in captivity. By Jake Heapes

11 How many babies does an alligator have? An alligator can have babies. What does an alligator eat? An alligator eats fish, turtles, birds, snakes, frogs and small mammals. By Laveen Hiranandani

12 Can a zebra run fast? Yes, a zebra can run between miles per hour. How many babies does a zebra have? A zebra has 1 foal. By DeAndre McCloud

13 What does a giraffe eat? A giraffe eats leaves. How big does a giraffe get? A giraffe can grow to be feet tall and weigh 1,600-3,000 pounds. How many eggs does a giraffe lay? A giraffe does not lay eggs. A giraffe gives birth to 1 calf. By Lila Arbaugh

14 How many babies does a bass fish have? A bass fish lays between 2,000-7,000 eggs. Where do bass fish live? Bass fish live in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in Eastern North America. By Trey Hall

15 Can a lion climb? Yes, a lion can climb but it rarely does. Can a lion run fast? Yes, a lion can run fast but only in short bursts. Lions can run up to 50 miles per hour. By David Flores

16 What do tigers eat? Tigers eat monkeys, frogs, fish, deer, wild pigs, water buffalo and antelope. Can tigers swim? Tigers are good swimmers. By Henry Baumann

17 Where do snowy owls live? Snowy owls live in Alaska, Canada and the Northern United States. How do snowy owls babies hatch? Snowy owls lay 3-11 eggs that take 32 days to hatch. By Gwen Cox

18 How does a shark use its tail? A shark swings its tail back and forth, side to side, to help it swim. How does a shark have babies? Some sharks lay eggs while other types of sharks give birth to their babies. By Jayden Frazier

19 Where do panda bears live? Panda bears live in China. How big do panda bears get? Panda bears can weigh between pounds. How old does a panda bear get? Panda bears can live up to years in the wild. By Maya Ratliff

20 How many babies does a polar bear have? Polar bears can have 1-3 cubs but they usually have 2. What do polar bears eat? Polar bears eat seals, whales, walruses, ducks, fish, plants and berries. By Jeremy Guevara

21 Do seals have babies? Seals have babies called pups. They usually have one at a time. What do seals eat? Seals eat fish, squid, mollusks and krill. By Saylor Tilman

22 What do kangaroos eat? Kangaroos are herbivores and mainly eat grasses. They can go without water for two or three months. Where do kangaroos sleep? Kangaroos live and sleep in forests, woodland areas, grassy plains and savannas. By Janie Rekosh

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