In the Atelier we studied pictures of ladybugs and painted our own ladybugs using finger paints.
We also played with fake insects in the moon sand. We made insect tracks and burrowed our insects in the moon sand.
Yesterday, some of our friends traced big pictures of bugs on sheets of paper and painted them. Today, we helped cut out the pictures and re-paste them to new pieces of paper. We will trace our own bugs later in the week!
During afternoon centers, we looked at pictures of insects. We discussed what we observed about insects with buddies. We noticed that all insects have six legs. We cut out pictures of insects displaying their legs and pasted them to a sheet of paper that says, "Insects have 6 legs."
We also used new 3D insect puzzles with very small pieces. Because the insect pieces are easy to lose, we voted and decided that only 3 people could play with the 3D insect puzzles at a time.
We asked our friends for help finding the small pieces. This center took so much of patience and persistence!
Luckily, we also have 3D bug models to sort and observe!
We also had new compound eye lenses to use. We noticed that bugs see very differently than we do. They can see multiple images at one time, and movement is magnified through the insect lenses.