Theme of the week: Insects
For the next two weeks we will be learning about insects! We will focus on butterflies and ladybugs this week!
All About Insects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKQfJFAHW8Q
Scholastic Learn at home Week 3 Day 13-Life Cycles (caterpillars and butterflies) and Day 11-Life Science (ladybugs): https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-3.html
Time-lapse of Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AUeM8MbaIk
Ladybug Life Cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvHWxDjfFB8
Checking for understanding:
How many body parts does an insect have? What are they called?
How many legs do insects have and what body part are they connected to?
What type of eyes do they have? Do insects have better vision than humans? Explain.
Are insects warm blooded or cold blooded? Does this affect where they live?
What is metamorphosis?
Are the life cycles of butterflies and ladybugs the same? Explain.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr3ha03MsK0
Comprehension Questions for the Grouchy Ladybug (for discussion):
What happened at the beginning of the story with the Grouchy Ladybug?
Why does the Grouchy Ladybug want to fight?
As the story progresses, what do you notice about the animals the Grouchy Ladybug wants to fight?
What lesson does they Grouchy Ladybug learn?
Does this story remind you of other stories we read at school about being grouchy? How are they the same/different (if you remember… The Grumpy Monkey, Crankenstien)