We jumped right into spring this week in first grade! We started a unit on bugs that we will continue throughout Spring with ladybugs and butterflies. The kids were super excited to learn about bugs with some non-fiction bug books. We did a KWL chart on insects and I left a big stack of post-it notes out for them to record any facts they learned during the week. They couldn’t wait to go out to our school’s nature center and catch their own bug to observe.
We came inside and made some observations and drew a picture of bugs that we caught. I have to say I was pretty impressed with how down and dirty my kids got catching the bugs and holding them.
We only kept our bugs for a little while before we set them free outside. You can download our observation forms by clicking here.