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                                              Butterflies and Frogs


Pre-instructional:
TSW sing “4 Layers of the Rainforest.”

Procedure 1:
a. TSW predict what happens in The Butterfly Seed by Mary Watson.
b. TTW read the story.
c.  TSW answer comprehension questions about the story.

Procedure 2:
a. TTW tell the students facts about butterflies.
b. TSW tell what they have learned about butterflies.

Procedure 3:
a. TTW give each student a pattern of a butterfly.
b. TSW use pattern blocks to fill the butterfly pattern.
c. TSW tell how many they used of each block.
d. TSW graph how many they used of each shape.

Procedure 4:
a. TTW give each student a pattern of a butterfly.
b. TTW give each student several different colors of tissue paper.
c. TSW cut off small piece and glue them on the butterfly.

Procedure 5:
a. TTW give each student a pattern to make butterfly sunglasses.
b. TSW color and cutout the pattern.
c. TTW punch holes on both sides of the glasses.
d. TTW put string through each hole; and tie it to the student’s head.

Frogs

Pre-instructional:
TSW sing “4 Layers of the Rainforest.”

TSW sing “Little Froggy.”
(“I’m a Little Teapot”)

See the little froggy swimming in the pool.
The waters great it is nice and cool.
When he gets all cleaned up out he’ll hop.
Squeaky clean from bottom to top.
See the little froggy on the lily pad trying to catch flies.
She’s getting sad.
When she catches one, she’ll gobble it up.
Back in the water she’ll go Kerplop!


Procedure 1:
a. TSW predict what happens in Frog Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
b. TTW read the story.
c.  TSW answer comprehension questions about the story.

Procedure 2:
a. TTW tell the students facts about frogs.
b. TSW tell what they have learned about frogs.

Procedure 3:
a. TTW give each students a paper plate, pattern of the frog’s eye’s, tongue, feet,       
     and hands.
b. TSW paint the paper plate green.
c. TSW color, cutout, and glue the frog’s body parts on the plate.
d. TTW display the student’s work.

Procedure 4:
a. TSW each bring a toilet paper role from home.
b. TSW cover the roll with green paper.
c. TTW give each student a pattern of a frog’s eyes, head, legs, arms, and spots.
d. TSW color and cutout the pattern pieces.
e. TSW glue them on the toilet tissue roll to make  a frog.
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