We learned about horseshoe crabs today as we visited Delaware. We read Hightide for Horseshoe Crabs, by Lisa Kahn Schnell. We learn about the horseshoe crabs coming to shore to lay eggs. We learned about their interesting external features and how these features help them survive. Their tail is very interesting! Ask me to tell you what their tail does and what the interesting thing we found out about it!
We sorted animal picture cards into groups by their coverings. The children had to work as a group to do one sort, which meant they couldn't just sort their own cards in front of themselves. They read information on the back of the cards when they weren't sure of the covering. They worked cooperatively and did an awesome job. We will be sorting these cards again in groups by other attributes that the group decides on.
In math, we reviewed solid shapes. We played a Mystery Bag game where kids put their hand in the bag and described what they felt using math words such as faces, sides points and corners. They did a pretty good job! Some of those words are difficult to say, and for an extra challenge, there were hexagonal prisms in the bag, and that's not an easy word to say!
Have a nice evening!