Monday, May 21, 2012


For the past two weeks we have been studying insects.  During our shared reading time we did an Eric Carle author study.  He has so many great books about insects!  We read his biography on his website and learned that he spends part of his time in the hills of North Carolina.  How cool is that!  We watched a video that showed how he makes his collages and we got to listen to him read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  

After reading "The Grouchy Ladybug", we made text to self connections.  We listed things that made us feel grouchy.  Then we took pictures of our grouchy faces and made ourselves into grouchy ladybugs!  

In math we have been working on collecting and displaying data.  This week everyone came up with their own question and made their own graph.  First we brainstormed survey question ideas.  Once everyone had picked one, we had to choose our answer choices.  

Next, we did our surveys.  We used tally marks to help us collect our data.   

Then we used a bar graph to display our data.  Next week we will go to the computer lab and use graph club to show our data.  :)  

On Friday, we concluded our study of Insects by making our own!  We used various goodies to create our insects.  You could use anything you wanted, but it had to have all the parts of an insect (three body parts, six legs, two antenna, etc.)  After we made our insects, a friend had to check for all its parts before we could eat them.  Thanks to Deanna Jump and her insects unit for this wonderful idea!  Here are some pictures of our creations.  

Next week we will be learning about the ocean and sea animals.  We will continue this until the end of the year.  I can't believe we only have twelve more days!  

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