Groundhog Phil told us a few weeks ago that spring is on its way. I’m trying to be optimistic that he’s correct, even though in class we read he is only correct 39% of the time. I’m ready for warmer weather and no snow. 🙂
Spring time is the perfect time to start my science unit on animals. The science textbooks we have are so out dated. Worst of all, I spent time looking through the new Ohio science standards to realize that there is only a page or two in our textbook regarding life cycles, which comprises most of the science standards.
I decided to make some resources to help meet these standards. My fabulous friend, Beth, from Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah-Designs agreed to create life cycle images for frogs, butterflies, ants, and ladybugs so I can create mini-units on each. My goal is to spend a few days on each life cycle while sliding in the other standards in when I can. At the end of this unit, I’m going to have the students choose two life cycles and compare and contrast them.
Beth has only finished the graphics for frogs and butterflies, but will have the ants and ladybugs to me shortly so I can start creating those mini-units. 🙂
Here is a sample what I have so far! To see a complete preview use the links to my store below.