June 10, 2003

Of Painted Turtles...Last night Serona brought home a painted box turtle from his workplace, it was just wandering about the grounds when he left work. The kids were so excited they loved watching him move around and wanted to feed him and see him in water. We only kept him for a little while so the kids could see him and learn about him then Serona brought him back to a local lake to let him free. When he returned he hopped online and found information about turtles and talked to the kids about their habitat, eating habits and other charachteristics. They really seemed to respond to it. When I was at the library I picked up a book about turtles and two hand puppets for them to play with to reinfornce the lessons. I love spontaneous lessons that reasonate with the kids and build memories at the same time.


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