This week, the Upstairs class finished our Insect/Bug theme. We observed our ladybugs transform into the pupa stage and our caterpillars turn into chrysalis stage. The children also learned about bees and why they are important to us. At the end of the week, we talked about the upcoming holiday; Mother’s Day. The class shared different things they can do for their moms this weekend to make them feel special.
The children listened to several stories about butterflies. They shared one new fact that they learned about butterflies and wrote it down on chart paper. Please take a moment to read what we learned! We also created fun ladybug greeting cards for our moms. The children made two hearts; one big and one small. We used the hearts to create a ladybug and write a special message for our moms. This week the class also learned the letter /T/, the /T/ sound and words that begin with /T/.
We played a fun ladybug math game. The children rolled a die and used dot markers to fill in the dots on the ladybug based on the number they rolled. They also practiced working with numbers through tracing the numbers on a May calendar. The class also practiced adding using ants. They looked at an addition sentence and used ant manipulates to generate the answer.
The children practiced their fine motor skills by using playdoh to create bug fossils. The children observed our ladybugs and our caterpillars in pupas. We recorded our observations in our science journals.
We picked up different bugs mixed in beans with tweezers.
- How many parts does an insect have?
- How many legs does an insect have?
- Name three insects.
- What is the life cycle of a ladybug?
- What is the life cycle of a butterfly?