Coming off a fun row of The Salamander Room, T decided he'd like to learn about frogs and turtles.
We used the B4FIAR title, "Play with Me" by Marie Hall Ets, as the basis of our row and did a few things from the manual, but here is all the other stuff we covered over two weeks!
Preschool Pond Theme
Can you see the frog?
After T completed it, he couldn't figure out what it looked like...
We learned that frogs are found on every continent except Antarctica, so after becoming breathless from the Continent Hop from Spell Outloud, T played Twister-- "Continent Style"-- he didn't last long! He had never played before!
Frog Hop Math:
Using a homemade 100's Chart and the Fill it In Worksheet, we practiced 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, and 1 less.
The green paper plate is our lily pad and each picture shows a different part of the life cycle; we used sticky dots for the body and T labeled the stages and drew parts.
Frog Anticipatory Set:
LOVE making these!
T wanted his frog to be blue! We also added a party-blower for some froggie tongue action!
Lily Pad Vowel Hop:
I drew 5 lily pads and wrote a vowel in each one. I said a simple CVC or CVCC word to T and he had to jump on the correct vowel.
Our turtle looks nothing like the original.... still tasted good though!
T loves tracing, so I printed off some more worksheets from Homeschool Creations PreK Pond Pack
Paper Plate Turtle:
Comparing Turtles and Frogs
Froggie ABC order:
We still have to do our Nature Walk from The Story of Ferdinand, too--- do you see a pattern here, "nature" based learning isn't something I'm good at implementing!
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