Slithering Salamanders [a K-Learner Link-up]

My kids are creature-crazy and they love finding critters in our yard. A few weeks ago, Daddy found a salamander while mowing the grass, and it became our school for the rest of the day.

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Slithering Salamanders

One of the fun things about homeschooling the kids is that we can learn whatever we want whenever we want. Case in point: when Daddy finds a salamander during the middle of working on math, we can put it away until tomorrow and spend the rest of the day observing and learning about the salamander!

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We trapped the salamander in a bucket, then found a “closed” container to better observe him.

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Jenny and David got out the magnifying glass, digital camera, and an observation notebook and got to work checking out their “new friend.”

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Jenny was even brave enough to hold the salamander, until we found out that it probably wasn’t a very good idea to do so.

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Jenny drew a picture of the salamander in her observation notebook and wrote down three observations.

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We even Googled salamanders and found a website that helped us learn some more fun facts:


Free Animal Observation Notebooking Page

Download a FREE animal observation notebooking page by click on the image below.

Animal Observation Notebooking Page


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