We have been working on a Frog theme this past week! We did a mini research report about frogs and toads. The children read fact sentences about frogs and toads and then sorted them into different categories! They liked the Cool Fact category the best!
We have also been reading Frog and Toad stories and we made a story map about The Lost Button story!
They added a lot of detail to their story maps!
We made origami frogs to act out the story map! One student really enjoyed making them and made lots of them. She gave some of them away, too!
And, of course, we had to have a origami frog hopping contest!
We have also been doing some more science experiments!
This one seems like magic. We put 5 bent toothpicks together on a plate. The toothpicks are arranged so that the bent parts are close together. We used a straw as an eyedropper and dropped several drops of water on the toothpicks where they are bent. Watch what happens!
It was fun to see their faces as the star appears!
We had a Frog and Toad day last week! I love the Frog and Toad stories for many reasons! I love the stories, the theme behind the stories, the exploration of characters, and the fact that they are written for children to read and they are well written! The basic theme of the stories is about friendship. They also deal with characteristics of people. Frog is an optimist who generally looks for the positive and Toad is, well, a bit grumpy… Frog always wins him over and Toad is a grateful friend. We just read one of the books in the series called Frog and Toad are Friends. There are several stories in this book. We had a hard time choosing our favourite. We either liked them all or we liked the story The Lost Button or The Letter. All of them are great examples of being a friend. We made a story map about the The Lost Button story. The children did a great job! Take a look!
I love all the detail! We tried to add the buttons that they found too!
We made origami frogs to “act” out the story map. When you stroke them on their backs, they hop!
So then, of course, we had to have a race!
Ready, set, hop!
Another one of our frog life cycles! We are almost done! Have to find a way to present them all at once for you to see! Researching……