Saturday, March 14, 2015

Going Buggy!

Linking up with Carla from Comprehension Connection for Thematic Thursday!

I think I'm the kind of person that loves and appreciates bugs as long as they stay in a book and outside my house =)
That being said, here are a few cute ideas to connect with the books above. 

After reading In the Tall, Tall Grass and Inch by Inch, we took the ideas of measurement and the parts of an insect (three body segments - head, thorax, and abdomen, six legs, antennae, and wings), and put them together. 

First, kids had to order the grass pieces from smallest to largest. Then, they drew some bugs on another piece of paper, cut them out, and glued them in their tall, tall, grass!

I paired up some non-fiction and fiction books about ladybugs and created some ladybug rocks. I didn't take any pictures of our rocks, but I found these similar ones online (all links are below).  I also love the paper craft so I included it as well... definitely a less messy idea!

This is a beautifully written book that my kids loved and it contains wonderful, descriptive language. 
It's about a boy on a summer evening who is so excited and mesmerized by catching these magical creatures in a jar.   However, he soon realizes that by keeping the fireflies locked away in a jar, they begin to lose their mysterious glow and will die. He makes the wise decision to let them go. 

 If I saw this adorable craft earlier, I would have done it. Hope you get a chance to do the craft!

I thought this tied in great with the bug theme!

I created Buggy Math to teach and reinforce the concept of place value, even and odd numbers, greater than/less than, 10 more/less and 1 more/less through printables and easy NO PREP dice games. Worksheets are differentiated and some have a choose your own number option.  

You can grab Buggy Math here!

                  Here is one of the partner dice games.

Here we are learning how to representing numbers in different ways.

You can also grab 3 FREE hundreds chart for your students here! There is also a black and white version too!

Found these fun freebies too!

Buggy Math has been updated! Download the updates for free if you purchased it!


  1. Josie-What great activities! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, activities, and your great freebies! I love that a new bloggy friend linked up too. Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks Carla! I appreciate your message. I hope to link up more often. Thanks for providing the opportunity!