I wish I would have learned, or had the time to appreciate, the ponds where I lived in the United States. If you want your kids to appreciate life all around them, you can start by exploring pond life with this FREE over and under printable.
I now live overseas and there is literally one pond on the island where I live. Since it is so rare here, we have learned to appreciate it and frequent it often in my homeschool. There are three beautiful turtles that live there and we and the community love to watch them swim by majestically.
I always thought ponds were manmade, because of where we lived. I have grown to learn that that isn’t the case.
A pond is different from a river or a stream because it does not have moving water and it differs from a lake because it has a small area. Ponds are usually no more than around 1.8m deep. Some ponds are formed naturally as they are filled by an underwater spring, or by rainwater – sometimes known as ‘dewponds’. Other ponds are manmade, they are equally (OK, not equally) as awesome but should be appreciated the same because of the environment it provides for its inhabitants.
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!