Friday, January 23, 2009


Another defense mechanism of the octopus is their ability to squirt ink to cloud the vision of their predator. Kylie and Isabel are re-creating this with an eyedropper and black paint. The jar has a small plastic octopus at the bottom.
Each week there is a number rhyme that goes along with the zoo animal and number. We recite the rhymes everyday and the children will make a rhyme to take home. As the numbers get higher I only have the older children do this activity. Here they are cutting their Ollie's into groups of 5(above picture).
We made a larger Ollie and glued cheerios on the back of the legs for the octopus's suction cups.
learning objectives: shows interest in investigating unfamiliar objects and organisms; identifies similarities and differences among objects and organisms.
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