Friday, 15 August 2014

Tadpoles in the Classroom

In the spring, we put a little request in our school newsletter.  If anyone comes across tadpoles, could they please bring some in to the school.  Two of our families found some!

Thank you to D. for bringing in tadpoles for the upstairs class.

Thank you to sisters R. and E. for bringing in tadpoles for the downstairs class.

R. wrote a story about the tadpoles she brought to school. (You can click on the images to make them larger.)

The tadpoles were a huge source of conversation and many stories were written about them.

A story written with the Story Alphabet

The Finished Story

Do you know why the children were so fascinated by the tadpoles?  S.'s story offers an explanation.

When one of the tadpoles die, another one eats it.

Yes, we did see many tadpoles eating one another.  Truly fascinating. Unfortunately, the school year ended before we were able to see the tadpoles change into froglets.  The very long winter delayed their life cycle.  We released the tadpoles into nearby ponds.  We truly enjoyed having the tadpoles in our classrooms.