Second of all, I love, love, love Saturday morning snuggles. How precious is my pooch?
Washes away the stress of a long week!
We continued insects this week learning about the butterfly life cycle, bees & ants.
We filled in our butterfly charts as we went throughout the week, and we've been keeping a close eye on our caterpillars which have spun their cocoons!
As I mentioned last week I bought Kacey's Very Hungry Caterpillar unit and as I suspected my kids loved it! I'll just post a few pics because I'm sure she'll be doing a post about it :)
On Friday we made butterflies with coffee filters. The kids drew on their designs and then we misted them with water. They NEVER get to use markers so they were super excited! Once they were dry we folded them up and used pipe cleaners for the bodies/antennae.
We also made our very Hungry Caterpillar handprints.
Here is our Bee anchor chart:
|From Deanna's Unit|
And our cute bees we made to hang in the hall:
Our Ant anchor chart:
|From Deanna's Unit|
|"Caterpillars trun in too a coccons then they truns into a butterfly."|
|"When you git clos to a bee he will sting you it will lose his stinger and he will die."|
Here are some more of the centers from my Going Buggy! pack:
|sounding out words|
|using sight words in sentences|
|making real and nonsense words|
|difference between two groups|
|ordering numbers least to greatest|
We ended the week with a special showing of "A Bug's Life" I just love me some Pixar, they are the cutest! It was adorable to hear the kids recognizing and commenting on the different bugs they have learned about.
Next week we'll be continuing insects, we still have dragonflies, grasshoppers, walkingsticks, mosquitos, and praying mantises to hit! We'll also be headed to the movies to see DisneyNature's "Chimpanzee." The kids (and teachers) are so excited for this field trip!
Our Reading series story next week is "If the Dinosaurs Came Back" So we'll be doing dinosaur centers during center time! This is one of my favorite packs I've made. Click the picture to check it out!
We're also in the middle of our last Social Studies chapter which is all about America and her symbols. Can you guess what next week's focus is?? (Thank you Deanna Jump for this crazy adorable idea!)
Books We Read: