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!