In the last post of frog life cycle, I shared my love of the Safari Toobs. Whenever I see a new Toob, I’m like a child in a candy store. Last month on my regular visit to the craft store, I discovered that there was a frog and turtle toob, so of course, we had to add it to our Amphibian/Reptile unit 🙂
I used images from google and made a set of matching cards to introduce all the frogs in the kit. The boys knew the common names of the frogs like, red poison dart frog, blue poison dart frog, red eyed tree frog etc. But these frogs were labeled with their scientific names, like Dendrobates Azureus, Dendrobates Leucomelas. One of the many reasons I love about being a teacher, is that, I continue to learn. So along with my boys, I learned the scientific names of these frogs as well.
We then explored the frogs further by discovering where they are located geographically, habitats, diets, predators and interesting facts. I printed out frog images, a map depicting its location and a table consisting of the information we needed to find. The boys wanted to color frogs so I printed off coloring pages for them as well. We compiled all the information into a book.
To complete the unit, we took a trip to the local zoo. We were thrilled to see many of the frogs we had just learned about at the zoo. We added the photographs to our book as well.
Here are some of the books we read:
Wonderful World of Animals:Amphibians
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