Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summer at TLN - A BUG's LIFE!

"Nature will bear the closest inspection.  She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain." - Henry David Thoreau

What does an insect see as it walks or flies through the forest, or even our back yard?

That is exactly what we discussed at The Little Nook last week as we kicked off our first week of Summer!

So, grab your magnifying glasses and put your best bug foot forward {all six of them} because we have got some arthropod discoveries to make!

First, we started out by sorting our bugs by color!

This became an easy Math game...

If you have 5 green grasshoppers and two hopped away, how many are left in your jar?

Then we tested our Magnificent Mariposa Memory...

Matching Mariposa

The Very Hungry Caterpillar didn't hold a candle to our Hexagonal version!
Such smart little bugs we have...

Then we discussed how that caterpillar turned into a butterfly...
or an egg into an ant...

What is a pupal stage?

We have definitely learned that spiders have 8 legs and insects have 6!


Oh, that's the letter of the week.

Can you find a K?


Oh, they learn so much!

While painting bottle tops and making caterpillars of our own, to take home...shhhh, we are also learning patterns and order.  

Who knew this could be so fun, Beetle Bug?

Close your eyes, feel the bug, which one is it.
Dragon fly, bee, or lady bug?

What do you feel?

How can you tell?

Now put it on the number twelve...

We are "Bugging Out"!

and oh so enchanting!

Coming up this week...

When Life Gives you Lemons,