Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bugs R Us

We finally started our bug unit this week and I'm bugged out already. I'm behind in the activities I'd planned for last week. We start swimming next week for 2 weeks (at least 1 hour a day gone) so I'm losing all that time as well. The children are loving what we've done so far. I purchased Deanna Jump and Growing Kinder's insects unit. I love both the units. I just read Deanna Jump's post about using vocabulary in K and have to agree with her. My old school used a vocabulary program (can't remember the name of it) and when I was told to teach it, was horrified because we weren't teaching the words in context but in isolation but the kids loved it. They loved learning "big" words and using them appropriately. What surprised me the most was that my low students soaked up those words even more than my high students. But I digress. I have two more bug activities that I thought I had posted weeks ago but like I said, I'm slowly going senile so I'll post them now. I'm starting on working on my ocean activities. If anybody has any requests, let me know and I'll see what I can do. The Beefore and After activity I was just going to use with my low students. I figures my high kids would fly through it. Boy was I wrong. Not one of my students (including the student who's reading on a second grade level) got all the cards right. I probably will make an ocean themed one as well. I haven't used the Beehive activity yet but plan to next week. Beefore and After Bee Hives Sharon


  1. Super cute freebies! I am starting my bug unit this week...I can't wait. I love how much fun the kids have with it!
    What...swimming? You lucky ducks!

    Jen's Kinder Kids

  2. As much as I hate losing instructional time, it's worth it to watch them when we go swimming.

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  4. These are wonderful *freebies*!

    Thank you so much! =)

    I am blessed to have found your blog!

    Heather's Heart