Need for lesson - Picture of a salamander and Salamander Matching cards (I made a set using stickers)
can be pasted onto an index file card for quick reference
We have talked about tadpoles and how they go through a change to look like a frog. What do we call that change? Metamorphosis. Amphibians are cold-blooded. Fish are cold-blooded too. Can you tell me what that means, to be cold-blooded? Another kind of amphibian is the salamander.
Salamanders also go through metamorphosis. We learned that a tadpoles head gets big as he changes and their tails get shorter. Well, a salamanders head does not get as big as a tadpoles does and the tails of a salamander stays long. Salamanders are omnivores. Some of the things they eat are fish, worms, and insects. They are also nocturnal. What does nocturnal mean again?
There are three types of salamanders; totally aquatic which means that they always live in the water, even after metamorphosis, semi-aquatic which means that they live mostly on the land but go back into the water during certain times of the year, and the last group of salamanders is called terrestrial. Terrestrial means that they always live on the land but are close to the water.
Demonstrate Salamander Matching cards.
Salamander Picture (from: Shy Salamanders by D.M. Souza)
Need for Lesson - A set of numeral cards to use when learning to count in Spanish 1-20
Begin to learn counting with the children in Spanish from 1-20. These are just some Spanish number cards that I made. We will say the names while I hold up the cards. I will also pass out the cards and say different numbers and the child who has that number will hold up their card.
Spanish Numbers 1-20
Spanish Numbers Coloring Booklets - These are from kidssoup.com. They are nice and simply put together.
Spanish Art Activity