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Frogs and Ponds, Rivers and Dams

Oct 7, 2022

THEME

Frogs & Ponds, Rivers & Dams

COLOUR

Light Blue/Turquoise

SHAPE

Oval/Tear Drop

NUMBER

5

j

LETTER

Mm – Mud

Ribbit, ribbit!

Croak, croak!

Hop, hop, hop!

We had a hopping good time this week learning all about frogs, their lifecycle, what colours they can be, what they eat and where they live… which brings us to ponds. We learnt about all the different animals that live in or around ponds and the type of plants/flowers that grow there.

We spoke about the life cycle of a frog, how and where they lay their eggs, which then hatch into teeny tiny little tadpoles. These tadpoles eat lots of food and quickly grow from a tadpole into a froglet (which is the “teenage” stage of the frog, before it loses its tail), and then eventually grows into a frog. We spoke about how some frogs can be poisonous, and you can usually tell which frogs are poisonous because they are very brightly coloured. We spoke about how a frog uses its tongue to catch insects flying past and about how important they are to a wetland and/or pond ecosystem.

We sang lots of different songs about frogs and spent many days hopping our way around the classroom and playground. It was so much fun!

The highlight of the week was Friday, when we got to take a walk across the plot into Uncle George’s house and visit his amazing pond. We got to see, first-hand, all of the plants we were learning about in class, the giant Koi fish that we also got to feed. We took our snack down with us and enjoyed this pond-side, picnic style! We also got a have a turn on the merry-go-round and the Bugs absolutely LOVED this!

For art this week, we made coloured in Frogs with folded paper tongues. The Bugs got to colour their frogs in, then helped us teachers zig-zag fold a strip of paper for the tongue. We also did quite a bit for Art Expo, but you’re going to have to wait to see those!

We hope you have a lovely weekend, rest well and we will see you next week for some more Busy Bugs fun!

 

Next Week’s Theme: Shadows, Day and Night, Weather and Summer

Next Week’s Show and Tell: Everyone to please bring something theme related

Do you know ... What is a "teenager" frog called?

 

 Dates to Diarise:

Break Up Day & Art Expo: 20 Oct

Mid-Term Break: 21 – 24 Oct

Back to School: 25 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC): 27 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS): 28 Oct

 

Lots of love

Teacher Gemma, Teacher Monette, and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Growing in leaps and bounds!

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