Today we began our study of turtles. I read the book
The Journey of a Turtle by: Carolyn Scrace
This is a Lifecycles book.The book is just as the title describes, from introduction of the green turtle, feeding, migration, to them swimming home.
I printed them a mini ti-fold book, Why do turtles have shells?
Simply facts that they can remember are in this mini book.
found at Homeschool Share
They worked on Turtle Patterns from Confessions of a Homeschooler
And colored a Turtle sheet
We also read and colored together our book about Tt
I print every week for them.
Do a Dot sheet for Tt
I brought out their dry erase boards to practice writing their names.
Today we read
Emma's Turtle by: Eve Bunting
Emma's turtle escapes his pen to take adventures in far away lands.
Only to realize he misses home.
After reading the book it was time for a craft!
First I traced to the cd on construction paper for the turtle shell.
And drew the head, feet, and tail and cut them all out.
Turtle Spin Art
Since we were on turtles, I thought it would be fun to introduce them to spin art.
You can read that post HERE
Today they also practiced tracing/pre-writing skills
And followed a maze from A-T, and colored the pictures afterwards!
This was fun for them!
Today we made another turtle craft that will go in their binders.
Items We Used:
Scrap construction paper-Yellow, Brown, & Green
marker and pencil
With scrap paper I drew the turtle head, feet, and tail.
After tearing the paper they put glue all over the shell template and started applying their torn construction paper.
They added the head, feet, and tail, then drew facial features.
They practiced more pre-writing skills.
This sheet can be found HERE
Also work on Turtle size sorting. I printed the turtles from Confessions of a Homeschooler
These are more books we read for Turtle Week.
These books are also our 5 A Day Books that we participate in with The Imagination Tree.
And this was our week!
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