A mish mash week

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


  1. Your blog is very cute!! I now your newest follower!! I am still a newbie too, but loving it!! I am also giving you your first award!! The lovely blog award!! Hop on over to my blog to get it!!
    Happy blogging!!


  2. What a cute blog. Love the way you used ordinary items to make these plants. I call this a "Trash to Treasure" idea. Check out some of articles that use "trash" at:


    These are the posting dates: Feb. 22, Feb. 8, Jan. 18, Jan. 11, and Oct. 5th of last year.

  3. Hi Danielle!
    I love that bee project. It is really cute!! :) I am your newest follower. :)


  4. We made these flowers too! We also made a plant snack with the Easter Bunny's favorite plants!

    Your bees are so cute! I love the *freebie* also.

    We have had our kiddos number the 12 eggs they bring in. When they go to hunt they have to find the numbers from 1-12 in order. It is more of a challenge and they love it! =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you get the chance.

    I have lots of *freebies* you can grab! =)

    Heather's Heart

  5. I am your newest follower. I love the buggy addition. Can't wait to see more.

    Mrs. Shelton’s Kindergarten

  6. Love these activities! Can't wait to use them in my pre-k class. Thank you!