Vendor: In the Hands of a child
Price: Normally $12, currently $5.
Age/Grade Level: Kindergarden, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
With this unit study you will be able to teach your early elementary classroom about life in and around a pond. Ponds may be small, but they are important ecosystems that are home to many plants and animals that support one another. Make your lesson planning easy with Pond Life Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a 5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 11 Hands-On Activities PLUS 1 Fun Extension Activity, and a 7-page Research Guide. Students will be introduced to how ponds form, how ponds are different from lakes, pond areas, plants and animals that live in pond areas, pond dipping, and more!
"Mom, frogs need plants the stick out right?"
"Mom, frogs like water that's all the same right?
"Mom, frogs like plants or things they can sit on or hide under right?"
And all those questions I could answer while giving him information about ponds. We enjoyed having this study right at our fingers tips to do something with. :) It was an excellent rainy day activity for us since it fit so well with where we were and what we like to do when on vacation.
1. I personally find it easier to have lesson material, immediately combine with activity material. In the Hands of a Child puts all the activities at the end and then you need to figure out which part of the lesson material they belong with. I would rather it be connected immediately.
2. Some of the lapbook materials I had no clue how they were to be put together and could not find any instructions on how to do so. So that I would like to have a small diagram for each activity showing what it's supposed to look like when it is completed.