|We made some cute insect models of ants out of egg cartons.|
We used insects after reading our Reading Streets Play on Ants. I had each student get an insect book out of the library, we wrote down facts in cooperative groups. Then we added those facts to our own "sloppy copies". Everybody shared facts. Then I edited the reports.
|There's a ladybug poem and a cricket and one other.|
|We used egg cartons cut into 3 sections for the 3 body parts of the insects. They chose their own pip cleaners, wiggly eyes and made a tongue and antennaes. Some are very colorful!|
We made our ant models out of egg cartons cut into 3 body parts and painted.
|Insect cards with facts on the back I got from the Dollar Store at the science center..|
|Insect Books at the Science Center|
|Ladybug art....so beautiful! I have some really talented kiddos|
|Last year we made grasshopper life cycles. They were too easy. This year we did Insect reports.|
The wheel printable can be found at Lapbook Lessons. for a fun extension.
|Then we wrote reports on insects. They got into cooperative groups and had individual school library books on their insect of choice. Everybody shared facts with everybody else. They are very proud of their research reports.|
|I found some cute stationery in a Scholastic book Check it out HERE.|
|Insect reports - the kids did whatever insect they chose.|
|Here is a close up of the ants and the reports|
|We are all proud of our little ant creations....|
|Here are some of the Cooperative Group's posters....everybody added facts to the posters of Ants, Grasshoppers,, Dragonflies and Fireflies, Beetles and Ladybugs, and Honeybees/Wasps/Yellowjackets.|
Insect posters....we kept adding to all 5 of them the whole unit long....
Science Center microscope with metamorphosis of a caterpillar slides....
|Insects hanging out at the Science Center of our classroom....|
|My SCIENCE CENTER has insect books, write and wipe off activities and these insects with viewers. It also includes the microscope with slides of insects morphing. It is a popular center.|