This week in the EC room we talked all about bugs. Each day, during group, we talked about bugs and what kind of bugs we’ve seen. Using picture cards with bugs on them the EC student grouped the bugs into 4 groups: bugs that could fly, bugs that sting, bugs that jump, and butterflies and caterpillars. The EC students enjoyed looking at the pictures and fitting them into the right groups. One of the bugs the EC students enjoyed learning about were Ladybugs. They all thought it was funny that even though we call them ladybugs some of them are boys. We looked at a 3-D book of bugs and all the EC students had fun trying on the glasses and seeing what the bugs looked like. At group time we read a book called Bugs. It had many different kinds of bugs in it, along with some fun facts about the bugs. Every day at recess we went out and looked to see if we could find any new bugs and we found lots! We found ants, beetles, ladybugs, caterpillars, butterflies, and so many more! The students learned the difference between a bug and a spider. Bugs have 6 legs and spiders have 8! The students also learned that bugs or insects have 3 body parts, head, thorax and abdomen. At group, Ms. Sullivan would draw something and the students had to figure out if it was a bug or spider by remembering how many legs and body parts each had. The students were right every time! On Thursday, we had a special treat. It was the last time we were meeting with our second grade buddies so we went to their room and watched the movie the Letter Factory and then we went outside and ate popsicles and played with our buddies on the playground. It was a fun way to end the year with our buddies. Next week we will spend reviewing everything that we learned this year: colors, shapes, letters, numbers, etc. Hard to believe Friday May 24th is the last day of school! Remember dismissal is at 11:30 and there is no aftercare that day.
Early Childhood Teacher