|Luckily I like holding toads!!|
He is an example of natural symmetry :) He's a male Cane Toad, also known as a Marine Toad or a Giant Toad - Bufo marinus if you want his scientific name. We found him swimming in the school pond when we were out searching for examples of natural symmetry as a joint Math review/ Earth Day lesson.
Joey Udovich of Create, Teach and Share made a fabulous pack that I snapped up last week (you can find it HERE - it would be a fun activity for any time of the year!) and we used it today.
My girls had a great time. Look at their mathematical explorations in the school garden.
|Posing for the artist. Toads have no rib cage so this is|
the most comfortable way for them to be held. It also
prevents them from hopping away :)
|Drawing our national flower - the Bermudiana|
|Angel wing begonia flower|
|Using a mirror to check the symmetry on|
this African iris
|This child was determined to check the symmetry|
of the Mexican poppy below
|Checking the pond for symmetrical fish and tadpoles.|
Tomorrow we will be collecting some tadpoles for
the classroom :)