Frog Frenzy is a K-1 nonfiction unit of study about frogs. Students read and write about frogs, play math and literacy games, and create a craft, too!
This is one of my favorite units! We love learning about frogs through nonfiction reading and expressing what we learn in writing. I like to start any nonfiction unit with charting our schema about frogs and boy do kids know A LOT about frogs!
We then begin reading several nonfiction books and even watch some videos about frogs. Students get to create their own “All About Frogs” book based on what we learned.
Math and Literacy Centers/Games
This unit is packed with fun games for math and literacy centers. “Munching Flies” is a subtraction game. Students roll the game dice to create subtraction sentences. Note: black beans make great little flies!
Another game is called “Frog Warts”. Students lay out their cards in numerical order. Then, they pick a frog card from the basket, count the fly warts (subitizing), and match it to a fly card to make 10. Oh and of course, all the games have a first grade version, too! For example, in first grade students add to make 20.
The next game is called, “Leap Frog”. This is a comparing numbers game. The kids each turn over a card. They compare the cards and the student with the largest number gets to move their frog to the next lily pad. The first one to get their froggy to the last lily pad wins. It has several sets of cards to choose from. The students can use addition cards and compare their sums, use place value cards and compare the numbers, or use numeral cards to compare. One game…. lots of ways to play!
Five in a row is a game to practice beginning blends.
This song/poem was a class favorite! We put all the pieces in the pocket chart and sang the song each morning during shared reading. A HUGE thank you to my sweet friend, Deedee Wills! I was working on my frog unit and I was stuck on the poem. I called her on the phone and she came through for me. Thank you, Deedee!!!
Students colored a book of the song so they could take it home and share it with their family.
Add some tadpoles to your science center for some fun observations!
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Click here for a blog post about a companion Froggy unit to add to your lesson plans!