I am so excited about this unit. I love watching the Olympics and I'm going to love teaching my kiddos about it. Come back to see more of this unit in my classroom.
Here is a little preview of some of the things included in this unit. Check it out here to see what all is included.
Now here is the rest of our insect study.
We graphed do you think bugs are creepy or cool? This adorable graph idea came from Julie Lee.
We made fireflies and charted our new learning on a circle map.
We made bug glyphs and wrote about what bugs us. These two activities cam from Deanna Jump's insect unit.
We wrote about the butterfly life cycle using interactive writing. This idea came from Deanna Jump.
Then I had them illustrate the butterfly life cycle in their science journals.
I loved this idea from chalk talk. I was so impressed with the big words my class was able to predict all before reading the book. We predicted what words we would find in the book, Waiting For Wings.
While reading the book we checked off each word that was read. Then we filled in the blanks using words we predicted.
We drew and painted butterflies using directed drawing then they measured their butterfly wingspan using inch cubes. This idea came from Julie Lee.
We illustrated the word metamorphosis in our science journals.
We learned that insects have compound eyes. Here is our anchor chart inspired from Deanna Jump.
They illustrated another big word in their science journal.
We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and retold the story with our retelling pieces.
And another goodie from Julie Lee. We learned how strong ants are. It would be like us holding a car!