'Tis the season for the bugs to come marching...why not make it into a fun learning activity!
Without the mess of dirt & grime, your students can investigate bugs to look for similarities and differences and learn how to use a Venn diagram!
Use the enclosed 'magnifying glass' to really look carefully and discuss attention to details!
This pack can be used with a variety of grade levels and can be modified in so many ways!
~Younger students can sort the pictures in a whole group setting by attributes that are similar and different which can lend itself to vocabulary building!
~Older students can use the pictures and tools in a center and record their findings on the enclosed Venn diagrams!
~Provide your struggling readers & writers with attributes already typed, or written during dictation, to sort!
The 3 Venn diagrams included lend themselves to different types of discussions within your classroom, as well as, allowing you to use this pack as a center over multiple weeks!
Doing a butterfly unit of study? This pack is perfect too!
This Pack Includes:
*How To Use the Pack- directions and ideas for use
*18 realistic photo cards of bugs including:
4 types of flies
*magnifying glass template (if you have a class set of your own already, you can use those, as well!)
*3 types of Venn diagrams
*example of completed Venn diagram- can use as model to show students how to do/what is expected
*10 bug word cards/labels
*10 bug riddles for ‘bug search’ activity
*original poem/song ‘Bugs Go Marching’ (tune: Ants Go Marching)- fun song to discuss the different ways bugs move!
*Great for a Non-Fiction unit of study on bugs/insects!
*Great way to incorporate science into centers and literacy!
*Meets Common Core Standards and Learning Objectives
I have done this activity with my kindergarteners every year during the spring and it definitely always a favorite...especially with my boys! The bug search is not only fun, but addresses common core ELA standards too! I used to spend hours scouring the internet looking for realistic bug images! Search no more- here they are all in one pack!
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