In our final storybook class we read the book "Jabuti". It is a very engaging story about a tricky turtle and how his shell changed from smooth and shiny to segmented and rough. The art work in Gerald McDermott's books is amazing. We talked a lot about the use of color and contrast as we read the story.
For our project we created our own Jabuti! The kids each painted their own shell and then cut out their own legs, tail and head from construction paper. I love to see what kids this age come up with when they are NOT given a template for these types of body parts. As you can see each turtle turned out quite unique!