We've been learning ALL about insects this week - so much fun!
To begin the week we started by reading our big book "Beetles" and making a "can, have, are" chart together. We referred back to this chart during writing this week.

We finally finished our little ladybugs - they turned out so cute! We labeled their bug body parts and to bring in math we labeled the  "halves" and "whole". We wrote about the beetles to go along with the craftivity!

 If you'd like this writing sheet click here.The preview might look funny, but I promise it will print out with dotted lines!

Then to top it off we made some little ants with marshmallows and ants! They were SUPER excited about this and really did well remembering all of the parts of the ant. One of my teammates put together some pictures of the steps and I made a power point to share with ya'll! . This was perfect practice for following (pictorial) directions.

Click on the picture to get the directions!



  1. Thank you for the great post about insects! I love the marshmallow ants and hope to use your directions so my students can make them. We begin our insect study this Monday!

  2. This makes me want to start my insect unit so badly! I won't be starting it until June and it seems so far away! And... I even have the same Beetles big book as you, which ended up teaching me more about beetles that I even knew... oh, the wonders of teaching!

    I love the ladybug craft and I'm definitely using it with my class when we start that unit (which probably won't even be until the end of June... ugh!)
    A Turn to Learn

    1. End of June?! Do you teach at a year- round school??

    2. No but we don't end until mid-July!

  3. This is so stinkin' cute! I absolutely LOVE everything! I am making a ladybug unit right now & I think I will borrow some of these activities to go along with it!

    Jen's Kinder Kids
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    I am a writing specials teacher k-4. I know it's an odd position title, but it has been a lot of fun and very enlightening. Come check it out!

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