Friday, March 16, 2012

Insects are Interesting!

Spring is the time when life springs and crawls out around this is the best time to teach the preschool kids the importance of insects! Ms. Jane Gonzales from Mother's Nature 2, Inc. brought her "Insects are Interesting" program to our school with loads of informations about insects and hands-on activities for the kids.

Ms. Gonzales is helping to put the lady bug costume on one of our pre-k friends.
While doing so she also explained that an insect's body is made up of three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen).
She also explained that bugs use their antennae to communicate!

Our volunteer is wearing the full lady bug costume. She is also wearing the pair of antenna and she seems to be wearing a pair of glasses but they are not just any glasses...they are the compound eyes that a lady bug possesses!!!

We are getting ready to dance to the Insect-Pokey (to the tune of Hokey-Pokey).
What a great way to combine music-movements and science together!

Explaining the life cycle of a butterfly through the story, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."
We not only did life science, but also learned a new word..."METAMORPHOSIS."

Preschool friend looking through the eyes of a bug!!!!

Insects help make useful is a preschooler holding real bees wax.
We practiced our scientific observation skills by looking at the wax, touching it, and smelling it!

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