Our class was fortunate enough to join the collaborative Lucky
Ladybug Internet project. We were all very excited.
After starting with a K-W-L chart, we used our pocket
chart for poems and songs to learn about ladybugs. We read many
fiction books (including The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle,
The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn and Little Buggy by Kevin
O'Malley) and some non-fiction books (including Ladybugs by
Sylvia Johnson and Life of the Ladybug by A. Fischer).
We decided to compare and contrast the fiction and non-fiction
facts. We wrote our fascinating facts about ladybugs using
research from our books and Internet websites. While looking
through our books including The Usborne Living World
Encyclopedia, we noticed that the cover had a beautiful glossy,
color picture on it but not one word about ladybugs. So we
wrote a class letter to Scholastic, the publisher.
Using The Grouchy Ladybug , we decided to make our own book.
As our ladybug flew around, our sun moved across our sky and our
clocks showed the time of day as the little ladybug continued to
try to pick a fight with other animals along the way. We also
used KidPix to draw ladybugs along with some fascinating facts.
Our class was very enthusiastic about obtaining all the
facts about ladybugs. We hope you enjoy looking at some of our
work as much as we had fun researching it!