As cumbersome as they are, we learned along with a little turtle in Eric Carle's book, The Foolish Tortoise, just how important that shell is for protection.
Using sponges, ferns and flowers to dip into a variety of colors of paint, we designed a shell for a turtle. After spending the week observing turtle shells in books and magazines, we felt pretty competent in designing one of our own.
We named our turtles and told stories about them.
|My turtle's name is Myrtle. |
He likes to hide in his shell.
He likes to fly.
He lives underground in a secret hideout.
He has wings.
|My turtle is orange, red and yellow. |
His name is Big Toes.
|My turtle's name is Sammy.|
He likes to climb trees and fly in the sky.
He lives in the street by cars.
He likes to eat quesadillas!
|My turtle's name is Rosie.|
She lives in her shell.
She likes to climb in trees and fly.
She can dig underground so she doesn't
get rained on.
|My turtle's name is T O R Y.|
He lives in the ground.
He likes to hide.
My turtle can swim.
|My turtle's name is Miss Monica.|
She likes to color.
She is very, very, very, very, slow.
She has her mom and dad.
She lives under the ground.
She can fly!