Posts made in September, 2012

Tot-School Ponds

Tot-School Ponds

T had fun learning about the pond with lots of science projects, snacks, art projects, books, sorting, games, and make believe.  He learned about many types of pond animals which is fun for him because on our walking route we pass by the neighbors pond. Ponds Book List Life in a Pond by Allan Fowler Little Quack by Lauren Thompson Turtle Splash! By Cathryn Falwell Have You Seen My Duckling? By Nancy Tafuri Little White Duck by Joan Paley Jo...

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Frogs Day 5: Frogs vs. Toads

Frogs Day 5: Frogs vs. Toads

Frog vs. Toad Today we explored the differences between frogs and toads.  We also did some science experiments, a phonics game, and a craft of course. Read: Frogs by Gail Gibbons pg. 30-31 What’s the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad? By Mary Firestone Discuss: A toad is a type of a frog. Frog: Toad: smooth skin dry skin long legs shorts legs need to live near water don’t need to live near water narrow body wider body high and...

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Frogs Day 4: Types of Frogs

Frogs Day 4: Types of Frogs

Types of Frogs Today we learned about different types of frogs.  We had fun with writing, crafts, and snacks. Read: Frogs by Gail Gibbons & Frogs by Nic Bishop pg. 28-29 All Frogs! A Fun Study pg 6-10 Types of Frogs Discuss: There are over 4,000 different types of frogs in the world including toads. Comprehension Questions: 1. How many different types of frogs are there in the world? Over 4,000 Frog Facts Materials: Construction...

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Frogs Day 3: Frog Anatomy

Frogs Day 3: Frog Anatomy

Frog Anatomy Today we learned the anatomy of a frog… J wanted to dissect one today, but that didn’t sound like something I would enjoy much!  He is such a science boy! Read: Frogs by Gail Gibbons pgs. 20-27 All Frogs a Fun Study pg. 18 Discuss: Frog eye-sight organ of the frog. Frog ears- hearing organ of the frog. Frog legs-helps the frog jumping. Frog nostril- entrance to the respiratory system of the frog. Webbed feet- one of...

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Frogs Day 2: Amphibians

Frogs Day 2: Amphibians

Amphibians Today we learned what amphibians are and had fun with math, crafts, snacks, and writing. Read: Frogs by Gail Gibbons pgs. 18-19 Focus on Amphibians by Stephen Savage Discuss: The word amphibians means 2 lives. Some examples of amphibians are frogs, toads and salamanders. Amphibians live part of their lives in water and part on land. They are vertebrates which means they have a back bone. They are also cold-blooded and can breathe...

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Frogs Day 1: Frog Life Cycle

Frogs Day 1: Frog Life Cycle

Frog Life Cycle Today we studied the life cycle of frogs with literature, art, and math.  J loves science and animals so this was fascinating to him. Read: Frogs by Gail Gibbons pgs 1-17 A Tadpole Grows Up by Pam Zollman Learn about the Life Cycle of Frogs Discuss: A female frog lays the eggs in the water. All frogs start their life in water born from eggs as tadpoles. A tadpole’s body is all one part with no mouth or eyes. On each...

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Frog Unit Study

Frog Unit Study

Frog Unit Study In this unit study we studied all about frogs.  We learned what an amphibian is and about toads as well.  We did this unit in five lessons.  J is in 2nd grad now so I would recommend using this unit with 1st graders to 4th graders. Frog Unit Study Day 1: Frog Life Cycle Day 2: Amphibians Day 3: Frog Anatomy Day 4: Types of Frogs Day 5: Frogs vs. Toads Frog Book List Books I Used in Lessons: Frogs by Gail Gibbons A Tadpole...

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