This week, we learned about amphibians and the life cycle of frogs. We started out by looking through many books about frogs and their life cycle. The kids loved looking at the pictures and pointing out the animals they recognized. Many of the students had background knowledge on the life cycle and were able to identify pictures of frog eggs and tadpoles.
Lately, we have been learning all about seeds. We are switching now to exploring how different animals grow. With Easter coming, we decided to start with eggs. I began by reading Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada. Continue reading
I put out the books for the children to go through when they were finished with their snack. We have been talking about seeds for a couple weeks now. I have had these books with me each week. At this age, repeated reading is extremely important.
The kids were so excited to look through the books! They were able to recognize the parts of a plant, different seeds, and were overall very interested! I loved it!!! For time sake, I actually had to stop them so we could move on! This week we were going to grow grass seeds.
Last week, we looked at one seed, a bean seed. This week, we examined and studied several different seeds.