Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Froggie Facts

Is it already May?  The kids and I have been so busy that time is flying by.  The big news in our classroom right now is that we have a frog!  We received 5 Bullfrog tadpoles the week after Spring Break and now we are down to 3 tadpoles and 1 frog.  The kids have been feeding the frog crickets and observing him.  He loves to sit on the rock in our tank.  Two of the tadpoles have back legs and we are waiting for their front legs to grow.  Hopefully they will soon, so our lone frog can have some buddies.  Here is a picture that shows the life cycle that the students got to observe (tadpole, froglet, frog).

We also did a ton of writing about our tadpoles and frog.  Here is some of our writing.  I'm so proud of all of the writers that we have this year.  They are fantastic writers!



Lastly, we do have two new class pets.  Can you see them in this
picture?  We have two dwarf frogs, which are a species of aquatic frogs.  They live only in the water.  The kids and I also did some research on the African Frog, which is also an aquatic frog.

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into our classroom.  The kids are really enjoying our research and learning about different life cycles.  This week we are learning about insect life cycles.  I will post more about this later this week.  Thanks for reading our blog.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tadpoles and Froglets and Frogs ... OH MY!

We are busy busy First Graders recently.  We just started learning about frogs and boy do the kids love them!  We just recently started using popplet and our class created this wonderful popplet on the frog life cycle.  The kids LOVED using the drawing feature and drew each of the steps on the life cycle.  We made this poplet as a whole class, so each of the kids took turns drawing and typing in the words to explain the life cycle.  Here is what the class created.



If you want your child to create popplets at home you can go to the web based version at www.popplet.com or you can download the app on your iPhone, iPad, or android phone.  It allows you to create a free account and create up to five popplets.  If your child creates a popplet at home make sure to share it with me.  I would love to see what they create at home.

I have been not so great at updating my blog this year.  I will work super hard to get it updated every 2 weeks.  Thanks for reading our blog!