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!