- what do salamanders dream about?
- do they have friends that are other creatures?
- do they live in groups?
- what do they eat?
- how do they prepare their food?
- do they live in the water?
- how many countries in the world have salamanders?
- how are they born?
- what time of year are they born?
- is there a special name for salamander babies?
- how long are they babies before they become adults?
- do birds eat them?
- where do they hibernate?
- do they hibernate?
- can they climb trees?
- what do they do at night?
- what do they eat?
- how do they die?
- do they get diseases?
- what size will they be by the end of our session?
- can they swim?
- what is their life span?
- do they always stay in one spot?
- can they do gymnastics?
- how do they mate?
- how do they have babies - eggs or born live?
- do they prefer to live on land or in water?
- is their home warm or cold?
- how many species?
- how many babies can they have in a lifetime?
- are they waterproof?
- do they have toys?
- what do they do in a day?
- how do they travel?
- how big does the log house need to be?
- do they lay eggs?
- what do the eggs look like?
Last Thursday, we learned to walk quietly and slyly like foxes through the forest - walking in a special way so that we weren't stomping and making loud noises. We were so quiet that we saw some birds watching us very closely, then we spotted a slithery creature who quickly hid under some dry leaves.
Everyone was eager to visit the salamander habitat to see if they were still under the log.
So we peeked... and they were still there!
While we snacked, we came up with many questions about salamanders, like:
The swamp was an interesting place to explore again, and we found ferns, mushrooms, moss, and fungi that we hadn't noticed last week.
Have you ever found a perfect tree for you? A couple of us found the perfect sized tree - one that fits us just right when our arms stretch around the trunk. Here are some "my tree" photos:
We made journals for recording stories and poems that were starting to form in our minds. Some of us drew pictures of the plants, trees, leaves, and creatures on the site.
Looking forward to this coming week!
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