Let's Spring Forward
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Matthews' Kindergarten Class at Quitman Elementary School
By Traci Walker, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.



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What first comes to your mind when you think of spring?  Do you anticipate spending afternoons by the pool or playing outdoors with your friends?  Do you plan to spend time at Wild Adventures on these beautiful days?  This TopicQuest gives you exciting information about spring.
 

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Primary Games

Spring is a time for enjoyment and relaxation.  Go to this web site to play online games for fun on lazy spring days.

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  Butterfly Coloring Page
Beautiful butterflies fly around during the spring season.  Come to this site and color your very own butterfly.
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Ladybugs Galore

Did you know that a ladybug can eat up to 5,000 aphids in a lifetime?  Visit this site and learn all about ladybugs because they are active during the spring season.  There are games to play and cool information about these colorful beetles.

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Spring Scavenger Hunt

Observing your surroundings is important so that you are aware of things that are occurring.  Go to this cool site and discover the beauty of the outdoors.

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Spelling Out Garden Basics

Gardening is something that many people enjoy during spring.  Explore interesting gardening information and learn about things that plants need to grow.


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Busy Bees

Bees are busy during spring.  Discover techniques that bees utilize when they are searching for food.

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All About Turtles

Turtles are exciting creatures.  Read a story about a snapper turtle and a loggerhead turtle.  Kids generally have questions about turtles and this site answers these questions.

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First Day of Spring

March 20 is the first day of spring, which excites some people because they know that warmer weather is coming.  People are ready to plan trips to the beach and play outdoors.

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Spring Games
This site is great because it has a variety of games available for students to play.  Escape from your busy day and play these games!

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Fact Monster

Fact Monster gives useful information about spring.  Gain knowledge as you experience the wonderful things that this site has to offer.


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Mission


    A prominent farmer named Mr. Johnson in your community chose you to ensure that some of his smaller gardens are being taken care of by the farm workers.  You have a challenging job because you are in charge of twenty employees and must guarantee that each person is doing his or her job.  Visiting each field on a daily basis takes a great deal of time, but if you follow these gardening tips at Gardening for Kids, the gardens will be successful.

    He requires you do keep a daily account of each garden's condition by listing things that need to be done to improve each garden.  After your daily visits, you are to report your findings to Mr. Johnson so that he knows the conditon of each garden.  Are you up to the challenge that Mr. Johnson has given you?

Mission Steps:

1.  Explore Gardening for Kids to see what you need to be looking for when you visit Mr. Johnson's Gardens.

2.  Write down some of the tips suggested in the site.

3.  Draw what you think the perfect garden should look like with the paper given to you by Miss Walker that is based upon the infornation given.

4.  Give your drawing to Miss Walker and share some gardening techniques that are essential for a garden to grow to its full potential.
 



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