Coming back from our Easter weekend, we really got into bugs. This is a theme in which I hold a love-hate relationship. I love that the children love this...but I hate insects.
We started our week off by building our entomology lab. We have 3 caterpillars (who have each successfully morphed into their chrysalis state), countless crickets, 2 African hissing cockroaches (right?!), 10 ladybugs, 5 rolly-polleys, a walking stick, and a cicada.
We also mixed a batch of bug and mud playdough.
For counting and written number practice, we made our ladybugs on a leaf.
|X is for X-ray!|
We didn't forget our X's, though! In addition to insects, we learned all about x-rays this week.
We even got to visit with an x-ray technician!
Then, we were back to bugs. Towards the middle of the week, we focused mostly on the lifecycle of a butterfly.
Our caterpillars' lifecycle conveniently aligned with our studies and, just as we began to discuss the concept, they each built themselves a cocoon.
|x marks the spot!|
Totally unrelated, we made our lower-case, "x marks the spot."
This week, we matched beautiful butterfly pairs...
...explored many species of insects...
...hunted for them in leftover Easter grass...
...to create a colony of butterflies.
We ended our week on a high note with our music teacher...
...and we all agree that there is nothing more fun than music- especially drum circles!