The kindergarten students were so excited to have been given the responsibility of caring for their very own ladybugs from Mrs. Milne in science class! These ladybugs inspired activities such as learning facts about ladybugs, and looking closely at these insects with a magnifying glass in order to observe the way they look and what they do.
After reading "The Very Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle, the children each created their own "Very Friendly Ladybug" using a variety of art materials. During this activity they explored the mathematical concept of symmetry as they glued an equal number of spots on each side of their ladybugs back. We enjoyed caring for the ladybugs very much, but we celebrated their release back into nature!
Using the Magnifying Glass
Making our own ladybug
The Release, Freedom Calls!