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    By Pam/GA/1

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    I start the year with a big insect unit. We collect bugs, observe crickets I bring in, we read lots of insect books and make mini-books, we read Grouchy Ladybug and make ladybug clocks. We sequence the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we watch the magic schoolbus video "inside a bee hive" and make a bee handpuppet, we make edible bugs out of peanut butter play dough and candy pieces (must have 3 body parts and 6 legs),I start with what is an insect, do ladybugs, then butterfly life cycle, then social insects(bees and ants -love "2 bad ants" by Chris VanAllsburg for point of view and "Hey, Ant" for graphing) then harmful vs. helpful insects. The whole thing takes about 4 weeks.

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