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1 All About Snakes Presented by Mr. Seldomridge February 28 - March 3

2 Reptile Facts 4 Reptiles include lizards and snakes, tortoises and turtles, crocodiles and alligators, and the tuatara. 4 Reptiles can be found on land and in water. 4 Reptiles have scaly skin that helps them retain moisture. 4 Reptiles breathe air through lungs. 4 Most reptile babies hatch from eggs.

3 Snakes 4 Snakes can live in water, under-ground, or in trees. 4 Snakes use their tongues to taste and smell the air. 4 Snakes are meat eaters. 4 Some snakes kill their prey by biting it with poison fangs. 4 Some snakes squeeze their prey to death. 4 Snakes open their mouths so wide, they can swallow their food whole. 4 Different snakes move in S-curves, in bunched up loops, in straight lines like a caterpillar, or in back- and-forth flips called sidewinding.

4 More Snake Info 4 Snake skin does not stretch much, so as they grow, snakes must shed their old skin and grow new, bigger skin. 4 Snakes shed their skin many times in their lives. 4 Most snake babies hatch from leathery eggs.

5 Boa Constrictors 4 The boa constrictor is a non- poisonous tropical snake. 4 The boa constrictor’s life span is about years. 4 Some boas live underground while other live in trees. 4 Their prey consists mainly of birds and small mammals. 4 Boas seize their prey in their jaws, then entwine their bodies around it and suffocate it. 4 They lay shelled eggs. 4 The boa is one of the most beautifully colored reptiles.

6 More Boa Info 4 Boa is the common name for fifty species of snake. 4 The species best known as “boa” is the boa constrictor, which grows up to twelve feet long. 4 After a boa suffocates its prey, they swallow the animal whole. 4 A boa can swallow an animal larger than its own head.

7 Pythons 4 Pythons are not venomous. 4 They kill by constricting their prey. 4 Pythons are excellent swimmers and climbers. 4 They will eat birds, other animals, and even fish. 4 They live by the water. 4 A python may live for more than 20 years.

8 Animal Temperatures 4 Mammals are warm-blooded. Their bodies stay at about the same temperature all the time, as long as they’re healthy. (Our normal body temperature is 98.6º F.) 4 Reptiles are cold-blooded. Their temperatures go down when the weather is cold and up when it is hot.

9 The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble A story about an unusual class trip to a farm. The chaos was on account of the boa constrictor Jimmy brought to meet the animals.

10 Verdi Verdi by Janell Cannon A python baby determines to keep both his yellow skin and his adventurous, fast- moving lifestyle, and he goes zinging about the rain forest until eventually--'Whippety, whappity, fwip, fwap, WHAM!'

11 Boa Constrictor Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein Oh, I’m being eaten By a boa constrictor. A boa constrictor, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor, And I don’t like it -- one bit. Well, what do you know? It’s nibblin’ my toe. Oh, gee, It’s up to my knee. Oh my, It’s up to my thigh. Oh, fiddle, It’s up to my middle. Oh, heck, It’s up to my neck. Oh, dread, It’s upmmmmmmmmmmm mmmfffffffffffff...

12 Activities Monday 4 Discuss vocabulary 4 Picture walk the story The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash 4 Read story orally using big book 4 Cause and Effect Tuesday 4 Review vocabulary 4 Whole group reads The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash 4 Use big book to echo read the story 4 Ask/discuss guided reading questions  Snake Pet Stories

13 Activities Wednesday 4 Review vocabulary 4 In small groups, read The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash 4 Read/discuss Verdi  Make fact books about snakes and reptiles. Thursday 4 Review vocabulary 4 Students partner read The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash 4 Temperature Activity  Get stories ready to publish in the computer lab

14 Activities Friday 4 Review vocabulary 4 Partner read The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash 4 Ask and Answer Game 4 Comprehension Test


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