Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lovely Ladybugs . . .

Winter weather might keep us indoors, but we're still having lots of garden-related fun! This past week, our pre-K classes completed a unit on ladybugs. They learned that ladybugs play an important role in the garden by eating aphids, which eat the plants. We read a few ladybug-focused books (including Eric Carle's The Grouchy Ladybug - everyone's favorite!) and practiced math skills by counting ladybugs and their spots. We also made some super ladybug hats which the kids didn't want to take off!



Pre-K kids paint their ladybug hats.












Adding detail with spots, googly eyes, and pipe cleaner antennae . . .












Two pre-K students show off their lovely ladybugs.












A pre-kindergardener is transformed into a ladybug, no pupa involved.












Watch out, aphids: we've got a roomful of ladybugs ready for lunch!

1 comment:

如此的 said...

When everything is coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.............................................