We are growing frogs!
We are excited to share with you the latest project that is happening in our preschool classroom: growing frogs! Our students have been learning about the fascinating life cycle of these amphibians and have had the opportunity to observe them closely.
During our daily walks to the forest, we discovered some little balls in the lakes, inviting great intrigue. Although we were not entirely sure what they were, upon further investigation, we discovered that they were actually frog eggs! It was quite an interesting discovery and we felt fortunate to have stumbled upon them.
The sight of the frog eggs in the forest was so captivating that we decided to take this as a learning opportunity and explore the lifecycle of frogs in more depth. As a result, we made the decision to grow some frogs in our classroom. The children’s faces lit up when we announced that the following day, we would bring with us a clear glass container to catch some frog eggs.
We decided it was important to recreate an appropriate habitat for the eggs to feel at home. First, we had to find a bigger glass tank, and then we went back to the forest to collect some sand, stones, and gravel. Back in the classroom we filled the tank with everything we collected and added some fresh water. We then introduced the tadpoles to the tank and monitored their growth and development closely.
Through careful observation and exploration, our students are gaining a deeper understanding of the natural world around them. First, we observed how the clear eggs with a black dot in the centre became small straight lines. Very quickly those tiny lines grew and became a tadpole, with a head and a tail. Now it is time to start feeding them! We are very excited for the next step: growing legs. Today’s discussion during circle time was about how many legs they thought the tadpole would grow. Answers varied between one and six! Now we must wait to see what develops…
As we teach our young learners about the wonders of nature, we want to foster their natural curiosity and love for all living things. By growing frogs in our classroom, we are providing a unique and hands-on experience for our students to witness the incredible transformation from a tadpole to a frog. We encourage you to ask you children at home about this and share their enthusiasm.
And do not worry, we promise to put a lid on the tank on time. We do not want to come in one morning to discover our little frogs hopping around the hallway and visiting every classroom!
Let‘s see what other wonders await us from our nature walks.