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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring! Part 1-Insects!

Circle Time

We read Monsters Among Us, Bob and Otto, and Butterflies and Moths.

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We sung Ants Go Marching, The Fireflies at Night, and the Fuzzy Caterpillar.

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Lot’s of free reading time during play time. I found some great books on insects at the target dollar spot.

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Small Group

Monday: I put large fake insets on the table for the kids to draw pictures of.

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Wednesday: We talked about the butterfly life cycle and then drew butterflies. We used foam stickers to decorate the wings.

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Friday: We used our old playdoh, sticks, straws, pipe cleaners and google eyes to create insects. It was a great was to talk about the parts of an insect.

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On the Shelf

3D Insect book! VERY Cool!

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Real insects that I pinned and put in test tubes. These were all collected DEAD! I don’t kill the bugs. I teach my children to respect nature so I just wait until I find insects that are already dead. I put these out with a magnifying glass and insect flash cards.

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Insect parts activity that I made.

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Counting bugs. Use tongs to make towers. Each bug has a number written on top.

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Outside

We took many walks in the garden and released lady bugs.

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Saw Butterflies

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And hung up our praying mantis egg cases! Can’t wait till they hatch!

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4 comments:

  1. Sam, it is so awesome to see how many people are following you!! On Pintrest I have seen strangers pinning your site. So cool!

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  2. Hi. I love your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas. I could be mistaken, but I thought I saw a post filled with outdoor ideas for a birthday party. Wasn't that on your blog? It was a messy party with balloons, paint, water... I can't find it now that I'm coming back to steal your ideas. Am I mistaken or going crazy, our was that on your blog? I'd love a return comment or email at aliseaman79 at gmail. Thanks!

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  3. Love the bugs on top of the blocks idea. So fun!

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  4. I'm so squeamish about bugs - I don't know how I'll ever get through it as great as this!

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