We have been studying the life cycles of
many animals and plants. Frogs were one of our favorites. Florida ponds,
streams, lakes and ditches are alive with many different tadpoles in the
spring. We observed several different tadpoles change into Leopard Frogs,
Gray Toads and Green Tree Frogs. We found our tadpoles in ponds by our
Our two favorite books about frogs
include: WHY FROGS ARE WET-Judy Hawes FROGS-Gail Gibbons FROM TADPOLE TO
Our team assignments included: Write
a "5W Poem" Use our "Claris for Kids" to illustrate the stages of a frog
or toads development. Make a frog paper plate puppet.
5 W Poems (who, what,
when, where, why)
in the pond
because they want to be frogs.
hide in the leaves
on the playground
when itís hot
because they want to stay cool.
Green Tree Frogs
stick to the windows
at my house
because they have suction toes.
lay their eggs
on lily pads
so there will be more Leopard Frogs.
in the pond
because they are male Bull Frogs.
in the ditch
by the road
trying to get away from me.
Meeting the Standards
SC.F.220.127.116.11- The student describes how organisms change as they grow and
SC.F.18.104.22.168- The student understands that structures of living things are
adapted to their function in specific environments.
SC.F.22.214.171.124- The student compares and describes the structural
characteristics of different animals.
LA.B.126.96.36.199-The student uses basic computer skills for writing and uses
basic educational software for writing.
LA.B.188.8.131.52- The student writes observations about familiar topics,
stories and new experiences.
LA.A.184.108.40.206- The student determines ideas or essential message from text.
LA.A.220.127.116.11- The student read for information to use in performing a