Thursday, October 9, 2014

Head, thorax, abdomen....

Head, Thorax, Abdomen....

That's a song we learned in Four Winds. Four Winds is an awesome place based, science, hands-on- nature program led by wonderful parent volunteers. Thank you!

The month of September had a perfect theme- INSECTS!

We did a mini unit on insects as the kiddos came in and loved the insect science table. We learned about the life cycles of a butterfly and even had our first ever class pet. RIP polka-dot. He was going to be some kind of moth, but he didn't do so well in our terrarium. We did love watching him for the few days that he spent with us!

During four winds, we began with a puppet show. Then we did a movement activity- like head & shoulders, only using the parts of the insect. Next, students worked together to put together the parts of an insect made of felt, and finally we went on an insect hunt! We didn't have much luck catching insects, but we did find an abundance of cute little frogs. Catch and release of course.....

We also did some great science work in our science journals.

Next up....one of my favorites- The Decomposing Pumpkin. Stay tuned.....

Here are some pictures from our insect unit. Enjoy!

~Caitlin