This year has been very busy. I have been wanting to post photos of some shelf lessons in practical life and haven’t had a chance until now. As I’ve stated before, I change out all the lessons in practical life every three weeks as the theme that we are studying changes. I feel that this is important because it offers the children a chance to practice new skills and it enhances the theme we are studying. Here are some photos from our fish and ocean study.
I was preparing to store the lesson of the sun catcher (below). The eye dropper bottles in the photo are empty. I usually have them filled with colored water and the children can decorate the sun catcher fish. This is a popular lesson.
When we cover amphibians we focus on:
- Amphibians overview
- Differences between toads and frogs
- Salamanders and newts
- Differences between salamanders and lizards
During this time we also cover:
- Intro to art
- North America
I found this pdf download from http://.www.2teachingmommies.com and thought it would make a great Life Cycle of a Frog gluing lesson in art.
Some of the books we enjoy during our amphibians study are Little Tad Grows Up, by Giuliano Ferr and 999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura.