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Insects and Bees

Sep 30, 2022

THEME

Insects & Bees

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Hexagon

NUMBER

4 & Recap

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LETTER

Ii – Insects

“Once I saw a caterpillar climb up in the tree… He wrinkled long, he wrinkled short, he wrinkled right to me! I put him in a little box… “don’t go away” I said… but when I looked again it was a butterfly instead!”

We have a had buzzing good time learning about insects and bees this week! Our Busy Bugs (a very appropriate name if you ask us…) have absolutely loved seeing and hearing about all the different types of bugs we find in our garden! And we were so proud to see how many of them know so many cool facts about bugs!

Just a few of the bugs we discussed were; grasshoppers and how high they can jump, spiders (which technically aren’t considered to be Insects, but in our opinion, still count) with their 8 legs and webs, lady bugs with their red shells and black spots, butterflies who go from an egg to a caterpillar to a chrysalis to a beautiful butterfly that flies around, bees who make honey and have a very sharp stinger, worms that live underground, ants that are super strong and love sweet stuff, dragonflies that hover over water, praying mantis that can actually box and look like they are praying and even mosquitoes that suck our blood and leave behind itchy bites!

 We sang lots of songs about all of these bugs and watched a video showing us how they move around, what they eat and where they live.

For art this week, we made;

  1. Tie-dyed, roller-towel butterflies by dipping a paintbrush into different coloured, watered down food colouring and splashing onto the towels, then scrunching them up in the middle and wrapping a pipe cleaner around for the body and head.
  2. A surprise art piece that you only get a peek of in the photos, that we will be keeping for art expo.

 We also made a very yummy “Butterfly Breakfast” for cooking this week. The Bugs got to scoop Fruit Loops into a plastic bag and twisted the centre of the bag to make colourful butterfly wings. This Butterfly Breakfast can be enjoyed in the morning.

Thank you to everyone who brought show and tell this week! We had so many exciting things to look at. The “highlight” show and tell was the delicious Honey brought for all the Bugs to take home by Tadiwa and his family. Dad was very vague in telling us that it is their own honey, but with a big grin and no further explanation. Nevertheless, we are very grateful and excited to taste your delicious honey!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we will see you all next week for another exciting theme!

Next Week’s Theme: Frogs and Ponds

Next Week’s Show and Tell: Everyone to please bring something theme related!

 

 

WE WANNA KNOW ...

What is your favourite insect?

 

 Dates to Diarise: 

Haircut Day: 5 Oct

Break Up Day & Art Expo: 20 Oct

Mid-Term Break: 21 – 24 Oct

Back to School: 25 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC): 27 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS): 28 Oct

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Gemma, Teacher Monette and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Our BEEutiful Busy Bugs!

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