My Little Book of Painted Turtles
A Distance Learning Guide for Educators and Guardians
Save The River is committed to providing quality educational programs and resources for formal and informal educators throughout our region. Distance Learning has become the new norm due to the NYS On Pause Executive Order. While Save The River plans to host in person educator trainings, field trips and K-12 educational programs when we are safely able to come together once again, we have developed Virtual Learning Field Trips and Resources for students, parents, and educators who are interested in learning more about the St. Lawrence River.
My Little Book of Painted Turtles was written by local author Hope Irvin Marston. Students can follow along as the story is read aloud, learning about a new family of river otters.
In this reading, Heather White introduces and reads the story of the painted turtles. In this story, students learn what turtles eat, who their predators are, and how painted turtles protect themselves. They’ll also learn the basic life cycle of a turtle; from egg to hatchling to adult.
Featured Lesson Video: My Little Book of Painted Turtles
My Little Book of Painted Turtles can be integrated into classroom curriculum and addresses New York State Science and (or) ELA Learning Standards with a focus on K-3 grade levels. Save The River can work with you to tailor pre-and post-discussion content to meet your classroom needs.
My Little Book of Painted Turtles can be integrated into classroom curriculum and addresses New York State Science and (or) ELA Learning Standards with a focus on K-3 grade levels.
Save The River can work with you to tailor pre-and post discussion content to meet your classroom needs.
Integrating NYS Learning Standards
My Little Book of Painted Turtles – NYS Learning Standards
*For more information please visit NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards and NYS Next Generation ELA Standards
Interested in learning more about our educational opportunities? Save The River is always happy to work with new teachers and find ways to create meaningful lessons for students.
Fill out the form here and a member of our educational team will respond to see what options make sense for your classroom whether that is in person or a virtual experience.
There are many additional fun and educational activities you can use to engage your students with St. Lawrence River island habitats both in the classroom or during distance learning. In addition make sure to follow our Facebook Page to learn more about what Save The River is doing to protect our waterways, and to stay up to date on upcoming adult and youth educational opportunities.