I live in a fairly rural area near a few small ponds and random streams. I love that I end up with a variety of critters wandering near my house—but I hate that my proximity to water means I end up with swarms of mosquitoes every summer. Without those little flying vampires I probably wouldn’t have so much wildlife, so I accept the good and the bad. This green tree frog (with my cat, Moose, in the background) and a box turtle came to visit over the past couple weeks.
What might your students see near a pond? It might be something natural or totally fantastical! They’ll show you and write about it with this activity sheet. You can print it here.
P.S. Welcome students to school safely with these table divider shields!