The “Can Dos” were still excited about their annual trip to the zoo on Friday; they especially enjoyed visiting their favorite animal house – the monkey house.
Some of the class had drawn pictures of what they saw, others had pictures they took in the monkey house.
Miss Pat had everyone arrange their seats in a circle and announced the rules of the “Monkey Facts” game. Each “Can Do” would take a turn stating a fact they discovered about monkeys. She would go around the circle until there was only one “Can Do” left in the circle who still had a fact they could share about monkeys. He or she would be the winner of the Monkey Facts game.
And so, as each “Can Do” took a turn, they each began share a monkey fact. Here they are:
- A group of monkeys is called a troop.
- In the wild, monkeys spend most of their time in trees.
- Monkeys can live to be over forty years old in captivity.
- There are over 200 different kinds of monkeys.
- A monkey can be specially trained to help people with disabilities
- A monkey can weigh anywhere from four ounces to one hundred pounds.
- Monkeys peel their bananas and don’t eat the skins.
- A monkey can use his tail in the same way as his hands and feet.
- An ape does not have a tail but a monkey does.
- There are laws against bringing monkeys or apes into the United States or Canada.
Well, surprise, surprise, Orrie didn’t win…Maria did!
After the game, the “Can Dos” looked sad. Miss Pat asked the class what was wrong. Willie answered for the class, “I wish we could see the monkeys again.”
Miss Pat smiled and said, Well, you are in luck because I have surprise for all of you. Go to your computers, choose the “Can Do” Club House and then choose More Games, then choose the Monkey puzzle.”
The “Can Dos” were thrilled as they used the puzzle to create a picture of a monkey!
Okay boys and girls it’s your turn to play the monkey puzzle. Just go to the “Can Do” Club House, choose more games, choose monkey puzzle and put the pieces together that make the monkey picture. There is an easy version and a hard version…good luck!
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