Specifically, we learned about snakes, turtles, alligators and crocodiles, and chameleons.
To test the children’s understanding of which animals were reptiles, we played a game where the children acted like the animal if it was a reptile and froze in place if it was not a reptile. Here we’ve got some impressive reptiles being acted out such as snakes, alligators, tortoises and even sea turtles!
To practice counting, we sang and acted out a little alligator song:
“Five little monkeys swinging in the tree
teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me
along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
and snapped that monkey right out of that tree…”
The 3-year-olds were thrilled as one-by-one their monkeys were snatched out of the “tree”!
After learning the song about the monkeys and the alligator, the children were very excited to color and make their own alligator puppet. I imagine they’ve been singing this little song at home with their puppet!
Next week we will be learning about mammals. We are all looking forward to our field trip next week! We’ll get to see many of the animals we’ve been learning about this month that have been so well preserved! Check back next week for our field trip pictures!
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