There is something peaceful about pulling out a book, cuddling and squishing together on the couch, as we soak in the story and allow ourselves to imagine beyond the present. Teachers and parents will make good use of these ideas for budding explorers. School libraries and public libraries will find this title useful. Answer questions on each page by finding the dog or cat with that matches that description. What we both enjoyed was the very end of the book which featured the various plants and animals that Jo encountered at her pond. I love seeing her scan each picture with so much intention and wonder.
The illustrations are soft and calm. Like many books from Dawn Publications, the last few pages are filled with information and interactive ideas. In addition to the fun and friendly lyrics of this familiar song, the author provides background information as a resource for older friends, family and teachers who may be reading this lovely book, too. Its paperback format is perfect for story time. Vibrant watercolors bring the lively creatures of the pond to life while activities and additional information give young readers extra incentive to learn about the world around them. Use this book to enhance your study of ecosystems or to introduce ponds before going on a family excursion or school fieldtrip.
He graduated from Columbus State University with a B. The spreads are done in breezy hues of watercolors, with plenty of white space accentuating life on and around the pond. Find secrets hidden on every page simply by shining a flashlight behind each page! A page with black and white drawings of some of the pond members will be hard for children to resist coloring. Dolph Amick is an Atlanta actor, musician and composer. Come along with Jo MacDonald and learn about the wild creatures at the farm pond. We thoroughly enjoyed reading and rereading it.
However, Jo MacDonald lives on the farm and what does she have? I have high hopes my daughter can be just like Jo! Indeed, the rollicking atmosphere during a sharing of this book will likely be in marked contrast to what is happening inside it. It fits right in with some research I had begun this past spring and summer about progressive approaches for teaching children such as outdoor education and the forest schools of Europe. Indeed, the rollicking atmosphere during a sharing of this book will likely be in marked contrast to what is happening inside it. Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond tells the story of Jo, a little girl who discovers all of the creatures that live near a pond. The majority of the book is a read-aloud story that your child will soon have memorized to the tune of Old MacDonalds Farm. There are others in this series as well. Note: The Center is closed on Mondays as well as Nov 22 and Dec 25.
This book introduces kids to the concept of ecosystems and would be ideal for preschool and early elementary science classes. This book was easy for her to read. The final one encourages children to match pictures of the animals with the sounds they make. As Jo settles in to watch, her quietness and stillness pay off as some animals gradually emerge: fish, frogs, ducks, a bird, a few coons, some deer and a dragonfly. Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us.
Finally, he wishes all of you peace, love and harmony with your fellow humans this holiday season. I was really impressed with Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond and all of the supplemental activities the publisher provides. With the turn of a page, a bright butterfly was revealed. From an educational standpoint, the book introduces the concept of ecosystems. A very creative way to design a seek and find book. Educators: download free activities based on this book on our. Recent scores for the Center for Puppetry Arts include Shake A Tale Feather with Mother Goose; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; and the upcoming Pete the Cat Center for Puppetry Arts.
A couple pages at the end of the book offer information about pond flora and fauna as well as additional activities for kids and resources. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster take the stage. Use this book to enhance your study of ecosystems or to introduce ponds before going on a family excursion or school fieldtrip. This book tells the story of his granddaughter, little Jo MacDonald, and the things she observes in and around a pond. Just make sure you keep the songadditive.
Upcoming Center appearances will include Mighty Bug and Pete the Cat. She saw deer, fish, frogs, raccoons, birds, fish, ducks and bugs. However, the lively song feels too upbeat for the artwork. And on his farm he had some chicks,E-I-E-I-O! How to Be a Naturalist Like Jo. While mindless for me to read, they absorbed it.