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!