Friday, April 13, 2012


We enjoyed a buggy week of fun! 
The students surveyed 10 friends and used the data to answer the questions.
We read I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown and I created this pocket chart.  The students can change the adjectives to describe bugs.

The students pick 2 buggy cards to make a high number then a low number.  The student spins the spinner to find which numbers to circle - odd or even.

The student picks 2 buggy cards to create an addition sentence. 
The students pick 2 buggy cards to create a subtraction sentence.

The students followed directions to draw The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  The directions are from Making Learning Fun.
We made blotto butterflies!

We read non-fiction books about moths and butterflies then compared them.

The students used the Venn diagram to write facts about moths and butterflies.

The students used the spinner to create caterpillar patterns using dot markers.

The students found caterpillars crawling around the room to write the days of the week.

Some students circled their favorite day of the week and wrote a sentence about why it was their favorite day.
After reading lots of non-fiction books about ladybugs we created this circle map.

The students wrote ladybug facts using the circle map as a resource.

We enjoyed the story of The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.  Below are some text to self responses the students wrote.

Shhhh! Hibernating ladybugs!

The students sorted U word families.

The students made a bee with 3 body parts.  We read books about bumblebees and honeybees.  The students made a tree map about honeybees.

The students will use the tree map to write honeybee facts.  The students are working on this so I don't have a picture :(

Below are pictures of the students working in small groups to write and illustrate the life cycle of a ladybug, a butterfly, or an ant.

We made the appetizing ants together then wrote and illustrated the steps to making the ants.

Look at our
April quilt!

I just had to share this sweet note from one of my students!


  1. WOW! You did some amazing work with your students about insects! I love the dot caterpillars and the insect addition and subtraction. I also think the circle map and writing samples are wonderful. Thank you for sharing! I am hoping some of these activities are in a unit on TpT. Going to look now...

    1. Just posted Incredible Insects to my TeachersNotebook store. Enjoy! Thanks for hopping by!

  2. Wow! Inspirational stuff. Well done. I'm sure the children had great fun.