Sunday, May 6, 2012

All About Frogs (and Toads)

Today I'm talking about FROGS (and a bit about toads)!

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.

Frog Pic 1 475

Frog Pic 2

Frog Pic 3

Frog Pic 4

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!

Frog 1 475

Frog 3 475

Frog 4 475

Frog 5 475

I created a literacy unit on frogs and toads. You can click on the picture for a link.

It's All About Frogs and Toads Screenshot 475

Graphics and Fonts by KPM Doodles, Lettering Delights, and Miss Tiina Fonts.

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

1 comment:

  1. Who doesn't love frogs?! Love the student froggy art too! Jane