Monday, December 7, 2009

My Father's World K - Turtle Unit

Still catching up here...

For the turtle unit, we enjoyed painting a paper plate to make into a turtle, reading books on perseverance, and making tortoise and hare puppets. I drew simple turtle and rabbit figures and Lucy colored, cut them out, and glued them on popsicle sticks. We used them while reading The Tortoise and The Hare story. For a tactile letter activity, I used pieces of an alphabet puzzle and put one under a playsilk. Lucy had to feel it and guess which letter it was. She actually did really well and had fun with the game. painting to music - We also spent time working on some Christmas gifts that we've been making (I'll post them soon!).

For our books, we had success again just raiding the library of all the books in the "turtle" section. We read:

Reptiles and Amphibians of Michigan Field Guide by Stan Tekiela

DK Watch Me Grow Turtle by Lisa Magloff (shows mating, not sure if we're ready for that)

Turtles by Anita Baskin-Salzberg and Allen Salzberg (good photos)

Turtles Life In a Shell by Sara Swan Miller

Turtles by Julie Murray (good simple info book)

All About Turtles by Jim Arnosky (good info book)

Sea Turtles by Gail Gibbons

Turtles In My Sandbox by Jennifer Keats Curtis

Turtle Crossing by Rick Chrustowski (good)

Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell (cute)

Many of my extra ideas come from things people share on the My Father's World message board. There is a section for K, and a section for each unit where people list ideas and post links to things they find helpful. If you're using My Father's World, or just want fun ideas on one of the topics, be sure to check this out.

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