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Students discover how sheep fleece is turned into yarn by hand. Individually, students research historic websites that shows sheep shearing. They create a 3D diorama of the historic procedure for making sweaters. They compliment the diorama by listing the steps of the process from sheep to sweater.
Students read Sheep in a Jeep and other books about sheep. In this sheep instructional activity, students practice the letter s and the number 5, practice the oval shape and use the color white. Students play like sheep jumping a fence, use cotton balls to create a picture of a sheep and learn a song.
Think counting sheep will put you to sleep? Not in this engaging lesson! Scholars get a brief background on shepherds' methods of counting their sheep and the various ways sheep are kept and used. Learners get a geographical perspective on the original shepherding countries and learn the Celtic terms originally used to count a score of sheep. Next, small groups create their own systems for counting sheep using bowls of popcorn. Groups do some math activities comparing their range of vision to that of a sheep, and estimating how many popcorn pieces will fill a hand-print lamb. How can they determine the area using the popcorn as a standard unit? Synthesize this with a class graph demonstrating the area of each lamb body. Although the Irish song link doesn't work, the lyrics are here and it's worth searching online to hear it. 
Second graders create a three-dimensional picture of a sheep after observing a variety of templates of sheep. They then verbally identify the texture and color of the sheep. Students also read a book about sheep such as, "Sheep in a Jeep," by Nancy E. Shaw.
Fifth graders examine a sheep heart. In this biology instructional activity, 5th graders dissect a sheep heart to identify the parts of a heart including the aorta, valve, septum, and ventricle.
Learners investigate facts about sheep. They watch a video about the sheep industry. Students research practices in the wool industry. They discuss alternatives to wool. Learners participate in humane education activities.
Students practice their reading comprehension by reading about sheep. They describe the characteristics of the animal and discover what type of clothing comes from them.
Students perform internet searches about breeds of sheep. They collect illustrations and information to build a PowerPoint presentation of their selected breed that includes origin, physical characteristics, advantages and disadvantages and 5 interesting facts.
In this English activity, students read "Sheep Suicides Cause Financial Ruin," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
In this English worksheet, students read "Sheep Suicides Cause Financial Ruin," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Fourth graders listen to the story of a farmer who only likes to be able to see nine sheet from his window. His wife has brought him another sheep - what now? They work together in pairs to solve the problem and share solutions.
In this reading learning exercise, learners assemble an 8 page beginning reading book with controlled vocabulary. The story is about a boy who cannot sleep and resorts to counting sheep. Students color and read.
Using the fun Mother Goose nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and the book Sheep Out to Eat, your Kindergarten class will practice number matching and will also learn facts about sheep. Beforehand, create several laminated sets of of sheep numbered from 1 to 4 and write out on chart paper the full Mother Goose rhyme. Start the lesson by either singing or listening to "Baa Baa Black Sheep," then pass out the sheep/number cards and hold up a number and have the student with the matching cards come to you. This game can be played so each young learner has the opportunity to match each number. Then continue the sheep theme by reading Sheep Out to Eat, and following having a class discussion about sheep facts. Your little learners will learn facts such as why sheep are raised and what a female sheep is called. To further recall you can prompt your learners to answer some questions about the plot of the story and how sheep behave within it. The sheep matching cards could be used in a math center with a parent volunteer. 
Learners use a sheep pattern to practice their spelling words. In this spelling lesson, students cut and paste sheep images together and write their spelling words on the sheep.
For this Year of the Sheep worksheet, students read about the common characteristics of people born in the Year of the Sheep. Students color a sheep glyph according to 12 personal attributes.
In this sheep worksheet, learners color a picture of sheep. In the ten circles below it, students write or illustrate what a sheep needs. There are no directions.
In this sheep paper square worksheet, students cut and fold this paper square to match up the sides of information for an ewe. Students follow 5 directions and play a game. Students play the game by answering the trivia questions about sheep.
In this rhymes activity, students choose the correct words to complete the sentences to the rhymes Baa baa black sheep, Horsey Horsey, and Hush a Bye Baby. Students complete 10 multiple choice questions.
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, pupils examine images of a cliff swallow, bighorn sheep and northern flying squirrel. Next to each picture is the same image which has been divided into 9 pieces and scrambled. Students place the numbers 1 through 9 in the lettered boxes to create the original images.
In this painting craft worksheet, students follow the directions to use paint and flour or wallpaper paste to create a sheep. Students use a cardboard "comb" to make whorls in this art project from Northern Ireland.

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