Meeting a Snapping Turtle Story
In North Dakota when I was a little girl we had Snapping Turtles. They found their home near rivers, and lakes. One spring when I was a little girl the river overflowed and our backyard was flooded with about a foot deep. What an exciting adventure for a five year old! When my mother wasn’t looking I snuck out to see how different my backyard looked. Yes, I got in trouble!
When the water receded it left a surprise! There in the muddy grass was a huge Snapping Turtle! It was about the size of a tire. My little brothers, sister and I rushed out to meet it. My Mother rushed out to get us back into the house. Snapping Turtles SNAP!
Board games are a great teaching tool when it comes to math.
This one is simple, roll the dice and move the number of spaces shown on the dice. Before playing the game have the children read the story of "The Tortoise and the Hare. " An online version can be found here.
On our Game board we added the squares that say "Take a nap! Skip 2 turns" and "Slow and steady wins the race, you may go ahead nine spaces."