This morning Elliot and I learned all about water lilies and had a really nice art session. We read Katie and the Waterlily Pond by James Mayhew, a section in The Wonders of Nature, and studied the anatomy of a water lily with a beautiful print by @stephhathawaydesigns. Elliot also practiced the letter W and then painted a pond scene while looking at Water Lilies by Monet.
We continued with our pond study this afternoon by reading a favorite book, Around the Pond: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George, as well as a section in One Small Square: Pond by Donald M. Silver. Elliot practiced the letter P and had a number lesson with some count and clip cards by @honeycombcabin. We also looked at a beautiful painting, Spring Morning by John Henry Twachtman.
After some time outside we had a snack and read Turtle Pond by James Gladstone and studied a bit more about pond life in our First Nature Encyclopedia. Then a few worksheets on the letter T and line tracing and a coloring pond sheet from @stephhathawaydesigns that Elliot will finish another day.
It’s spring pond study week! It’s so cool learning about these subjects throughout the seasons. We started with a favorite book, Pond by Jim LaMarche and also looked at different plants you find around ponds in One Small Square: Pond by Donald M. Silver, as well as beautiful resource cards and our ecosystem pond print.
Then we practiced the letter P, cut and pasted a fish puzzle, looked at various things/animals you find around ponds with letter cards, and had a number lesson with a fun nature count and match activity.
- pond print by @stephhathawaydesigns
- plant cards by @fireflynatureschool
- abc cards and count and match by @morningstogether