You know, I really love Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday, but I can never get it together to post by Friday! I've decided better late than never, right?
The kids have been watching them grow, change, make the "famous J shape", form their chrysalis, and I'm hoping for adults next week!
Another tiny friend grew into an adult...he was no bigger than my thumbnail, and I'm not kidding! We had to let him and his friends go home to their pond, which, of course is their natural habitat.
We also had a temporary visit from some rescued baby groundhogs.
1. That brings me to show you a new unit I made for life cycles:
2. Here we are observing mini-ecosystems inside hula hoops.
Click on this photo to see the activity at my store.
I was TOTALLY inspired at Sunday School last week, where I saw these, and many, many more animals...having a field trip to our state's largest zoo Tuesday, I can't wait to make these to go with our study on animal classification and characteristics!
4. I touched and fed a giraffe!!! My favorite animal, ever, is the giraffe, and this guy was super-friendly, not at all shy, and A-MAZ-ING! Then I saw a kangaroo, up closer than I ever have before...If you're studying animals, try out my Animal Mega Pack. It includes all the activities above, and many more.
Happy Mothers' Day!