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!


About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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  1. It sounds wonderful! I love it when the children get excited about moments like finding a real ladybug, it makes teaching so rewarding. I’m so glad your week ended on a good note! YAY!!! 🙂

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