It is definitely spring - at least it is here in Northern California! What could signal spring more than watching the landscape awaken from it's winter slumber? The trees are greening, flowers blooming, and small things are skittering about in the garden again - so this week, we learned about frogs and their life cycles.
set of 3 part cards about the stages in frog development: eggs, tadpole, tadpole with legs, froglet, and frog. The card with both word and picture is a control card, and the kiddos and parents looked at the words to figure out what each one said. Then the students found the matching word card and matching picture card for each one. We had lots of visual discrimination, looking at the length of words and which letters were in them, some sounding out, and a few frog noises too. :-) My favorite part was seeing the grins on the children's faces when they made a match, and realized that they can read!
The highlight of the week however was most definitely the guest frogs that came to spend the day with us!
Good news kiddos, we're not done with frogs yet! In a few weeks, when there are tadpoles out, we're going to bring some in to visit again. There is so much more to observe and learn!
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