The lessons in this book may be used when studying about pond life. There are instructions for 11 pond lessons plus instructions for a cover. The lessons are: Cattails, Dragonfly, Turtle, Duck, Water Beetle, Minnows, Lily Pad, Bullfrog, Raccoon, Beaver, Redwing Blackbird, and a Cover. There are facts given about each pond animal in the book.
The TLC directed art lessons are designed to help the children develop their self confidence and creative ability. The children are given only squares and rectangles to create pictures. The children learn to cut circles, ovals and triangles from the squares and rectangles. All of the children begin with the same materials and follow the same directions, but the results are individual and no two creations look alike.
TLC teaches across the curriculum, math, literature, science and social studies. The lessons are not just fun, but meaningful and cover many of your benchmarks. TLC lessons are featured on many teacher websites.
The following is a note from a TLC Fan:- "I have been using TLC for 10 years. There is so much learning and it is FUN! The children are learning to follow directions, developing fine motor skills as well as reading and math skills. They are learning the art principles of form and placement. The lessons are based on literature, science, and social studies so it is using art to increase literacy. I just want you to know you are impacting kids here in Michigan. Thanks for providing such a wonderful teaching tool." —Lorna