So, why do snakes have a split tongue?
Snakes use their tongue as their main sense to learn about their environment!
(I debated putting a photo of a snake here, but I just can not bring myself to do that!)
While I was not wild about spending the afternoon looking at photos and videos of snakes, it sure was fun to see the children light up with excitement and learn so many new facts. We built our vocabulary and communication skills as we described how a snake's tongue is shaped. I, of course, tied this in to our study of shapes! A snakes tongue is a rectangle with two triangles on the end. We also worked on spelling the word snake. It went perfectly with our study of the letter s! Don't you love when it all comes together! I am so proud of my inquisitive little English learners!
Check out their cute shape people! (You can see the difference in their developmental levels.)
"Shapes come in all sizes" -A. (5)
"Don't forget the shorts!" -A. (7)
"Round head, long legs" -S. (5)
"Folded arms" -D. (5)