Sunday, December 26, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett is a retelling of the old favorite about a fast running gingerbread boy who escapes from the oven and the misadventures he has on his way.
Watch and listen to Jan Brett read her version of the story, Gingerbread Baby (note actual story begins about 3.5 minutes through the video).
Compare and contrast the Gingerbread baby with the original Gingerbread man story using this venn diagram.
Make up your own adventures of the Gingerbread Baby. Where will he go? Who will he meet? How did he escape? How will you catch him?
Make a map of your Gingerbread Baby's adventures around your neighborhood. Make his path clear and mark any place he stopped (houses, businesses, etc.)
HistoryLearn about the history of Gingerbread here.
MathPractice division with this Gingerbread division worksheet.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Did you know?
Everglades National Park celebrates it's birthday on December 6th! On December 6th, 1947, the government set aside 1.5 million acres of protected land (a small fraction of its original size) as Everglades National Park.
Before there was an Everglades National Park there was Everglades, the ecosystem. This Everglades has been around for 5,000 years!
The original Everglades used to reach all the way from the Orlando area to Florida Bay. It was a big wilderness of wetlands containing sawgrass marshes, freshwater sloughs, mangrove swamps, pine rocklands and hardwood hammocks.
Use a dictionary to find the meaning of each of the words below:
The Everglades are in Florida. Learn more about Florida with this worksheet.
Frogs live in The Everglades. Solve this problem about a frog.
Enjoy a tour of the Everglades below: