Our kindergarten students have been very busy learning about
ladybugs! To begin our ladybug unit, we went on a fact hunt
looking for as many facts as we could find about ladybugs. We
used the internet to research facts. We also read a nonfiction
book about ladybugs and a Scholastic magazine article about
ladybugs. At the end of our study each student was asked to
write facts that they had learned about ladybugs. We learned so
many amazing facts about ladybugs. Enjoy reading some student
Kellen: Ladybugs eat aphids. Ladybugs
protect themselves with a bad smelling liquid.
Dawson: Ladybugs flap their wings 85 times in one second.
Annie: Ladybugs eat aphids. Ladybugs fly.
Bradley: Their wings are symmetrical.
Grace A: Ladybugs don't fly in the cold. Ladybugs use soft
wings to fly.
Sophia: Egg to larva to pupa to ladybug!
Grace P: Ladybugs flap their wings 85 times in one second.
Ladybugs eat aphids.
Kyle: Ladybugs hibernate like bears.
Ian: Ladybugs are an egg. Then they are a larva. Then they are
a pupa. Then they are a ladybug.
students used ladybugs to help them understand some difficult
math concepts. We read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle to
learn about time. The students sequenced the story and
practiced writing time in a "Grouchy Ladybug" book.
learned that a ladybug's dots are symmetrical. We made
symmetric ladybugs by painting one side of the paper. Then we
folded the paper and our dots were the same on both sides of the
paper. This showed symmetry.
students also used ladybugs to create and illustrate addition
To end our unit our students worked with our third grade buddies
to write acrostic ladybug poems. Enjoy reading some student
Unkind to birds