8 weeks to go!
This week our reading series book was "Beetles" so we started our insect unit with the beetle family which of course includes ladybugs and fireflies.
I love, love, Deanna's Insect unit which has these adorable insect fact books my kids have been writing in.
|this one is kind of hard to read, it says " girls fireflies la(y) en egg.|
I just love her drawing of all the fireflies in the dark!
We've also been reading fiction bug stories this week and have started a chart comparing story elements:
On Friday we made the fireflies from her unit and they turned out super adorable!!
We still had plant centers that needed to be finished so we'll start insect centers during literacy time next week.
I had not planned to start the butterfly life cycle until next week, but I had to give my kids a crash course when our caterpillars arrived!!
To say they have been a major distraction would be putting it lightly, but I love that the kids are so into science!! We've been keeping a daily journal of our caterpillars activity...
And I'm so excited because I'm planning on using The Very Hungry Caterpillar as our main text and I got DoodleBugs Book unit and I know my kids are going to love it! It has so many great activities in it!!
We're going to make these cute pinterest handprints next week too.... if I can figure out how to do the head??
And last but not least, check out this guy one of my boys brought in..... I"m sure he didn't plan on me confiscating his toy till the end of the unit, but I just love how he is anatomically correct with his six legs, three body parts and antennae!!
Some of the books we read this week:
|our reading series book|
|This book (even checked out from the library) comes with an audio cd that the kids love!|
Next week we'll be doing lots more of my Going Buggy centers, and learning all about the butterfly life cycle, so check back soon. If you need a butterfly journal it's free HERE.