A Buggy Week

Saturday, April 21, 2012
We have been learning about insects this week.  Students have been bringing in jars with live samples.  They get so excited about bugs.  We did the "Bug's Eye View" activity from Deanna Jump's Insect Unit.  Check it out by clicking on the link.
I found these bug glasses at Michael's two summers ago (on their Dollar Spot aisle) and these are perfect for this activity.

We made an insect fact book focusing on one particular bug a day.  I tried to read a fact and fiction book about each insect.
We started with ladybugs on Monday. One of my sweeties just happened to bring in some ladybugs and he had had both the adults and the larvae. I was so excited!  I just love it when things come together without even planning for it!

On Tuesday, we studied bees.

On Wednesday, we learned about fireflies.

On Thursday, we learned about the praying mantis.  I couldn't find a fiction book about the praying mantis so we read  "The Very Ugly Bug."  An appropriate book for this insect, don't you think? 

On Friday we learned about grasshoppers.

If your wondering why I did not cover butterflies here, it's because we just spent one full week  learning about butterflies and moths and you can check that out by clicking HERE.


  1. Just found your blog! That bug glasses picture made me laugh! Thanks for sharing the books you use for your insect unit - that will definitely come in handy!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. Love all the bug art! I'm your newest follower. I'd love to have you as a follower.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher