Write, Type, Blog: My Little Tree Frog

This week we explored types of texts and purposes for writing. More specifically, we worked on using reasons and information to write an opinion piece. Though it may not be scientifically accurate and getting her to write (and worse, type!) was no small feat, I'm quite satisfied with the direction this is going. She chose to write about our newly morphed tree froglet, that we brought home from our trip to Missouri.  A little bit of writing, a little bit of typing, a little bit of blogging- a lot of work for my 9 year old!

My Little Tree Frog
Google Images: Green tree froglet
I have a tree frog. His name is Georgie. I found him as a tadpole in Van Buren, Missouri. There are three different kinds of tree frogs that live in Missouri. He could be a Gray tree frog, Green tree frog, or Cope's tree frog. My guess is he's a Cope's tree frog.

Google Images: Gray tree froglet
Georgie could be a Green tree frog if he had golden spots on his back. However, his back is dark green. He could be a Gray tree frog if he had  orange coloring under his hind legs, but his hind legs are grayish green. I don't think Georgie is a Green tree frog or a Gray tree frog. 
Google Images: Cope's gray tree froglet

 After looking at photos of Cope's tree froglets, I think that Georgie looks very similar. He is the same color green and has a black stripe on his upper lip. I believe Georgie is a Cope's tree frog, but I'll have to wait for him to grow to be certain.  


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