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The Pre-K 2 Class Newsletter
Project: Bugs on Our Playground
Week One--Phase One
The Beginnings of Something Great
Tuesday morning, after the long Labor Day weekend, I introduced the kids to our first project by bringing in a cicada (sadly deceased) I found one morning on my walk in to Little Angels. I started by giving them clues as to what kind of bug I had hiding in the cup. It has six legs . . . wings . . . and makes a really loud sound. Immediately Evan's hand shot up in the air as he shouted, "A cicada!" The carpet was brimming with excitement as the kids leaned in for a closer look. To my surprise, no one seemed at all squeamish about the alien-looking creature before them. They all were hooked!
While we were on the carpet, we talked about how all bugs have six legs. Joey shared the thought that centipedes have LOTS of legs but they are bugs. This may be a good topic of research--what is a bug?
We found a cicada!
Mikey brought in three cicada shells he found at home that we added to our class collection so we could look at them under our microscope.
An Army of Ants!
Henry & Gwen's picnic was invaded by ants!
Worm Easle Starter
Colin takes a que from the picture to paint his own worm and dirt.