Our first grade classes recently went on a field trip to a community nature center. We were able to learn about and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. We saw hummingbirds, mallards, fish, two swimming turtles, and at least one FROG and one TOAD.
Taking first graders on a trip like this is EXCITING! Their excitement is definitely CONTAGIOUS! It's one of my favorite field trips. It just feels good being out in nature.
We read this book about frogs.
We love Gail Gibbons books. She explains concepts in ways that children understand.
Now who could not enjoy reading about these lovable characters? Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books are also favorites of ours.
These are books the children love to read over and over again. We laugh out loud at the way Frog and Toad behave (especially Toad).
And then, wouldn't you know it? Our art lesson was on FROGS! I just had to share some with you.
This was a directed lesson. It was a lesson on perspective. Notice how big the frog in front is compared to the one in back. Don't you just love it?
Look at the uniqueness of these frogs . . . so much character!
I created a literacy unit on frogs and toads. You can click on the picture for a link.
Enjoy the rest of your evening!