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We read lots of Eric Carle books and created our own papers to use in his style.

No patterns, please! 
The kids use rectangles and squared to create their own unique insects.
I LOVE the results.  Much better than if I had given them patterns to trace.

Building insects with pattern blocks.
The unit includes a sheet for them to tally, graph and add the pattern blocks
 they used to build their insect. 

We always start out by charting what we think we already know about our topic.

Then, we add our new learning as we go.

Opinions please?
If you want to get kids writing about their opinions just ask them a question!
They all have an opinion. :)
This was our math survey.  They surveyed their friends to see how they felt about bugs 
and then wrote about the results.

What Bugs YOU?

The picture on this one cracks me up.

Looking through a bug viewer to see what a bug sees.

We read lots of great insect books and charted the story elements.

Building an "edible" model of an insect.  YUMMY!

My friend, Tara sent me a picture of the praying mantises her class made while using my unit.
So cute!!!

If you don't already have the insect book and chit chat message you can click on them to download them.

Unit planner for my insect unit.  Everything is all planned out for you.  :)

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I will be completely redoing this unit this Summer and the price will be going up!
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  1. So cute! I love their What Bugs You? writing! :)

    1. Me too! The picture of the baby biting her toe is priceless! :)

  2. I totally love the bugs eye view of the little girl with the ponytail. Too cute!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

  3. Simply love your What Bugs You writing. It was not at all what I was expecting. A clever twist indeed.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  4. Great to see the open ended art project with the painted paper. My kids love painting paper and adding in textures and design that we then use in different ways. So nice to see this with the many differing results.

  5. I love this, especially the painted papers and the "no patterns please" part! Kids are so creative. For fun, check out the insect book my kindergartners wrote some years ago:

  6. This looks like so much fun! I use to do an insect unit with my students, and I would totally use this if I was still in the classroom! We did do "It bugs me when...." on lady bug shapes that I added a cover to for a class book; they loved it. Wish I would have had all this!




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