Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Insecting It Out!

I am so loving being back in the classroom! It's been way too long to do what I love.

This week my class and I are studing all about insects and boy have we been buzzing around for the past two days. We have collected and inspected and our room has turned into some great exploration stations! Below are some great ideas to do with your little bits. Of course, we are using caution with the real ladybugs, caterpillars and ants!
Ladybug Exploration Station

Spider Exploration Station

Honey Bee Exploration Station

Insect Sensory Bin

Itsy Bitsy Spider Sequencing Tray

Children use tongs to seperate the eggs (beans) from the honey (rice) for fine motor development. This tray (chip and dip)  came from the Dollar Tree for a buck!

Exploring for insects!

The weather here in Florida has been just right for bug catching, so today we caught three ladybugs, one caterpillar and put them into our bug containers. Just a reminder, no bugs were harmed during this process! What a way to start off SPRING!

Until next time...go teach the children!

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