Our Bible studies have been focused around the final days leading up to Jesus' arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. As the week of studies unfold, a large cast of characters play out a drama that touches on every extreme of human emotion; joy, hope, fear, betrayal, pain, and grief.
- Jesus Enters Jerusalem
- Jesus & the Temple Traders
- Judas Plots to Betray Jesus
- Preparing for the Passover
- The Last Supper
- The Garden of Gethsemane
Today we were grief stricken and full of sorrow with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. The joyful, incredible conclusion to the story awaits us on Easter Sunday.
Vocabulary: cold-blooded, hibernate, amphibian, metamorphosis, gills, camouflage, habitat, species, prey, predator, etc.
"Amphibian" comes from two Greek words: amphi meaning "both", and bios which means "life". This refers to the way in which amphibians start their lives in water and later live on land.
We are taking a few days this week to answer questions about frogs. What are they, what do they sound like, how many different kinds of frogs are there, how are baby frogs born, what are tadpoles, how do tadpoles grow, what do frogs eat, the frog anatomy, what kinds of enemies do they have, frog vs. toads, etc.
Since frogs take in air and water through their skin, sick frogs often mean that the air or water is unhealthy for people, too. Scientists now watch frogs closely, especially in city areas. If they find sick frogs, they do studies to be sure that the air and water are safe and clean for people and frogs.
We will gather information this week about frogs and collect the information to use in a lapbook activity.
I sent my request in to the library to have them pull a few books from their shelves on frogs to help with our study.
I better get to making the cookie dough for the special cookies we will be making tomorrow, keeping with our week of celebrating the Easter season.