We were a little all over the place this week. On Monday we finished up our plant unit with a few final activities that we just couldn't get to the week before, and we made these super cute flowers using coffee filters, cupcake holders, black beans, straws, and some Easter grass.
Tuesday and Wednesday we started talking about insects. I could honestly teach this unit for a month. The kids get SO excited about it and there are so many fun activities to be done. We started by talking about the basic characteristics of insects and sang Dr. Jean's song about the body parts "Head, thorax, abdomen" We also learned that honey is basically bee vomit (did you know this?? I learned it during my internship WHILE I was reading a book about insects to the class and we all exclaimed our disgust together!!)
These bees and ants were really easy to prep and turned out so cute.
I can't wait to add ladybugs and butterflies and click beetles next week!
Today we took a break from the insects for some Easter festivities including a gigantic egg hunt on the playground. It's amazing how quickly 7 Kindergarten classes can scoop up a couple hundred eggs!
Here's a buggy freebie for the weekend :)
"How many more" is one math concept that we still need LOTS of practice with.
How Many More Bugs