Lizard in the Library

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group – Classroom: Blue Whales – Cable Car Classroom
Program: Preschool – Ages: 2.5-3.5 years old
Children: Andrew, Bridget, Boden, Cassius, Kiyoung, Olivia, and Silas
Teachers: Barbara and Monica

Title of Demonstration: Lizard in the Library
Location: SF Public Library
Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Objective: To demonstrate children’s relationship with nature as experienced through caring for their pet lizard

What the children might be learning and developing:
1. Basic biology concepts- The transfer of energy through eating; the need for breathing for life; the need for water; means of locomotion and movement; and the need for heat and shelter.
2. The children learn compassion and responsibility through taking care of their pet lizard.
3. Poppy has become a shared experience for the children and families, helping to forge communal relationships in the classroom.