Friday, May 13, 2011

Animal Unit {Part 1}

Interesting Insects

We had fun learning facts butterflies, ladybugs and honey bees.  We also reviewed many of our first grade math and language art skills by doing some activities that went with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.  insects 1 Amazing Amphibians

We learned about the life cycle of a frog and the most common characteristics of amphibians.  We also used several “froggy” themed books to reinforce skills such as building compound words, writing a complete sentence, and writing a story that has a beginning, middle and end.amphibians 4 We also became herpetologist.  We divided into groups and were each assigned a kind of frog.  Everyone in the group had to be a part of each step of this project.  First we used the book to find answers to specific questions about what our frog ate, where it lived, who its predators were, what it looked like, etc . . .

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After each group gathered all of their information they created a poster to share with the class that included a picture of their frog in its habitat.  They they shared their posters and facts with the whole class. amphibians 3

Check back next week to see all of the fun things we will be doing as we learn about repitles, fish, birds and mammals.

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