Friday, April 8, 2016

April 8th, 2016

These last two weeks, we've learned all about bugs!

And went a little bug crazy.

We filled our library up with bug books...

...and filled our science center up with bug stuff.

We also had a chance to catch bugs and show them off in class.  We built an entomology lab with ladybugs, crickets, ants, rolly-pollys and beetles.  And a snail.

Learning about the letter U, we crafted our U-Underground...

we practiced bug writing...

...and we practiced bug math.

Examining the life cycle of butterflies, we learned about their different phases: Egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult butterfly.

By the next Monday, we were ready to learn about honeybees.

I brought in honey, honeycomb and bee pollen for everyone to taste...

...and we had fun with our science journals.

Then, we examined hexagons and the life cycle of a honeybee.

The highlight of our bug unit, however, was our ant farm!

Turns out, when they're safely inside an acrylic container with space-age blue gel, they're really fun to watch!

And write about.

We like ants in this form!

They're even cuter when you add eyelashes.

It's been a buggy two weeks.

And we've enjoyed every second of it!

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