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  • Kate's Plans

    Franklin the Turtle

    Concepts

    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities

    Monday

    Franklin is a character in a series of stories.

    Hurry Up, Franklin

    We will make paper plate turtles.

    Tuesday

    Turtles live mostly on land. They need air to breathe.

    Franklin's Neighborhood

    We will make an environment for turtles using rolled paper logs.

    Wednesday

    Turtles have an upper shell and lower shell. They are connected by bridges.

    The Foolish Tortoise

    We will make egg carton turtles.

    Thursday

    Turtle shells are usually brown, black or green.

    Franklin in the Dark

    We will roll paper strips to make turtle shells.

    Friday

    Turtles lay eggs in holes in the ground.

    Franklin's Baby Sister

    We will decorate "turtle eggs."

    Changes to the Environment

    Dramatic play will feature the housekeeping area. In the art area there will be Franklin coloring sheets available. For sensory play we will explore real turtle shells. Our block area will have small plastic turtles for construction play. We will use our small motor skills to put together plastic eggs. We will move our bodies like turtles for large motor play.

    Special Notes