Daily Archives: April 16, 2009



We’ve been working on ladybugs in class the past couple days.  Almost everyone has finished – just a few more to do tomorrow.  I traced a circle on red paper and had each child cut one out.  Then they used black paint and a quark from a wine bottle to stamp black spots.  Then I let them cut strips of black paper to use as legs.  Lots of good cutting practice!  The children had lots of fun too – and that’s what counts!  I’m a little concerned that they came out looking more like red spiders with black dots.  I dunno – maybe I’m over thinking this.

We also read “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle and went over and hung up a Weekly Reader poster I have on ladybugs.  The children are really enjoying learning about them!  This afternoon on the playground the children actually found a real ladybug crawling on the play equipment!  They were so excited!  And I was excited that they didn’t kill it and after watching it we were able to set it free!

It was a good day full of fun and learning…and those are the best!