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Monday, May 16, 2011

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

First, I said I would post pics of our chameleons....I thought they turned out cute.  Next, bugs, bugs, and more bugs.  Short and sweet...with words at least...an abundance of pictures.  Enjoy!




 
We did Deanna Jump's bug viewer activity...check out her insect unit here.  It's great!
We added a "cover" to the page and made big bug eyes...



We learned about wingspans...we painted them at art center first...then measured them with unifix cubes and then in inches...since we don't do a lot with inches we checked out  measurements with 1 inch cubes.




Roll and Cover with addition and subtraction

ending sound mystery can
 We read and retold The Very Hungry Caterpillar....the kiddos loved it!




we tried ending blends

we sounded out words using our "first grade sounds"...they did SO good!

I found these cute little butterfly containers at Dollar General and snatched them up...I put colored letter tiles to build sight words...I used 10 different colors so the kids would know which butterflies they had already done.

We are practicing knowing the difference in statements and questions...after they read and sorted them they had to choose 3 questions and write them on their recording sheet.

This one is kind of like the car center I did during transportation...I put a pic and a "first grade sound" on the ants and they had to decide where they heard that sound...then write it in the correct spot on their paper.

I got these bug catchers at Dollar Tree and used foam to die-cut mini insects to put inside...we counted to 30

My friend made this one....

We did 3 digit addition...

We practiced counting by 2's...


And, finally we practiced money

 This is our bug graph...we used the information from this graph for our ladybug glyphs

The Praying Mantis and the Dragonfiles below came from Deanna Jump's insect unit.  Check it out!


These are our bees like kinderbykim's...Inside we wrote words that rhyme with bee...

Ladybug Glyphs

We learned how strong an ant is...The picture says that "it would be like me holding a car"...we think that you would have to be pretty strong to do that.

Our Grasshoppers...Check out the fun fact below...


 I will share this unit for a small donation to one of my donorschoose projects...And, I don't have any on the site as of now, but am working on it...once I submit they have to post it so it usually takes 5-7 days before it's on...
Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!  

58 comments:

  1. WOW!! I will definitely donate to your Donor's Choose project for that giant unit. {Great idea!} Where did you get your Very Hungry Caterpillar puppets and pictures? Those are fabulous!

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

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  2. Like always I love all of your great ideas. You are a great inspiration to all teachers. I will definetly donate. Thanks for sharing! I am always looking forward to your next unit.If I could also have your dinosaur unit.Thanks.

    Irma
    sgarcia113@rgv.rr.com

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  3. What a great unit! I will donate for sure to get a chance at these! Thanks for all your hard work. Love that you are willing to share.

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  4. oops, guess you need my email if I am lucky enough to get a copy!
    michele.vasi@ironmail.org

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  5. Love your bug unit! Where'd you get your "Hungry Caterpillar" props -food cards and caterpillar puppet?

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  6. Dear Mrs. Lee,
    I really like the independent activities you do with your students. They always look so engaging. I have many activities on my blog that are free so come on over and take a look if you are interested. I appreciate the time and effort you put into these!
    Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your bug unit. You are such a creative teacher. I always look forward to your posts. Your ideas have been an inspiration for my classroom. When you have a new Donor's Choose project, I will donate. Thanks again!
    BJ Thorn

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  8. Looks awesome!! Where did you get that storytelling kit??

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  9. As always Julie, I love your units and ideas. I will donate when you have a new Donor's Choose Project.

    Thanks, Amber

    theetrisfamily@gmail.com

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  10. Thank you, thank you ,thank you! I love looking at all the wonderful things you do with your students- a real inspiration!! Please let me know when you post your next donors choose project. I will donate. And thankyou for sharing all that you do with your students.:)
    jvaldiviezo@bayshoreschools.org

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  11. I get so excited when I see you've posted something new! You have inspired me and helped me to re-energize my center time! I would love to be a fly on the wall in your classroom. I will gladly donate to DC when you have a project posted. I'm sure it feels good to have your classes benefit from your hard work. Thanks again for sharing your bug unit.
    megandw@yahoo.com

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  12. Hi I hope that there an opportunity for me to donate interested in a copy of bugs, reptiles and dinosaurs. I checked a few days ago but I couldn't make a donation!!! Hope there is something for everyone to have an opportunity so splurge!!!!!!!!!
    Casperrodz@aol.com

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  13. Great stuff!

    www.littlemisskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  14. I love all you create! I would love these buggie centers and any of your centers for the beginning of the year. Donated before and would love to do it again. Thank you for all of your hard work on all of these creations! :)

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  15. ok...should give you my e-mail address...hamiltonfamily@insightbb.com.
    Thank you again!

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  16. Oops! I commented under a different post. Your centers line up perfectly with my themes. I am always so excited to visit your site. I would love to use these for my centers. My students look forward to "your" centers! I just bought the June Bugs clip art. You are an inspiration to teachers. gkalata@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Super centers! I am in the middle of my bug unit now but would love yours to make my unit complete. Thanks for all the work you do for your students.
    I would love a copy of your units.I will donate on your site,

    thanks,
    Aimee
    aimweez72@aol.com

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  18. Forgot my email, too! Luckily I came back to stalk...er...check it out again so I could realize it! ;)

    kristinmockler@gmail.com
    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

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  19. I love your Bugs. I know you said it would take a few days for you to get the units out, but I wanted to make sure you got my email earlier about your Dino and Reptile units. I donated for some books for your class on DC last week. I sent it in email so you may only check here for unit requests :) I know your busy. I was also wondering about the Kindergarten Conference at your school. Any info. we can go to on the web?
    Thanks!!!
    donna_richards@whitfield.k12.ga.us

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  20. Thanks so much for all of the great creative ideas!! You are a blessing to the teaching profession!! I donated and got my note from you. I was would like a copy of the dino and bugs if possible.
    Thanks!
    rdrerup@findlaycityschools.org

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  21. Yes, PLEASE get a project up soon! I just checked again and there is still nothing to donate to yet. I would LOVE these units, especially the bug/insect one! Also, do you happen to have an ocean unit? Please post on your blog when you've got some projects up and going again! I love your work.
    tillack@verizon.net

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  22. Hello from a blog friend who adores your work! I am ready to go for a donation to your website- i showed my students the things that your students received, mentioning that we received all of our monthly centers from you! It was a neat moment. I would love your bugs/insect sheets! Thanks again!

    bbbleeker@scchristian.pvt.k12.ia.us

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  23. I Love your insect project! It's so often hard to keep the students interested at this time of year. (Especialy since we're in school till June 24th.)This will be great to end the year with. Thank you so much for sharing! i'll be happy to donate to your project.

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  24. oops forgot to add my e-mailto above comment. pvanvolk@roadrunner.com

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  25. What an inspiration! I can't wait to use these centers in my class room. I would love to donate to any project you have, as I know you will do amazing things in your classroom with it. my email is jdarman34@yahoo.com

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  26. So cute as always! I love the giant bug graph - my kiddos are really into the "giant" pictures that go with a unit!

    I would love to use these centers in my room - anything you are sharing I know my kiddos would enjoy. Thanks! arianne.edwards@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks for sharing your supercalifragalisticexpialidocious themed centers! I made an ocean theme activity out of D.J. Inkers and I cannot wait to send it to you. I will try this week. Thanks again!

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  28. You're units are always the best! We've been doing some activities from your plant unit and the kids love them. I'll be happy to donate to your newest project once you post it. I'd love anything you're willing to share from the bug unit!
    kellyanne44@gmail.com

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  29. Congrats on being named one of the best Kindergarten blogs!
    http://www.californiateachingcredential.org/kindergarten-teachers
    Donna
    www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com

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  30. Congratulations on being names 1 of the top 50 kindergarten blogs by California Teaching Credentials.

    http://www.californiateachingcredential.org/kindergarten-teachers

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  31. I'm moving into a full day kindergarten position next year and would love a copy of your bug unit. I'll be checking out your blog often!
    Deb
    debinderry@gmail.com

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  32. I'd love a copy of your insects, dinosaurs and reptile units as well. I've been checking the donors choose projects but haven't found anything available for you yet. Please let me know when it's up and running and I'd be happy to donate! Hope your end of the year is splendid!
    acosgrove@pciaonline.com

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  33. I would also love a copy of these great bug activities! You do an amazing job creating these materials!

    ~You are so sweet to share them. Think of all the children who are engaging in great learning activities thanks to you!

    emily.pittman@spart5.net

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  34. You always have such great ideas! I will donate too!

    Kel3coleman@yahoo.com

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  35. I would love to donate to your fabulous classroom!! Your ideas are so wonderful!

    Would you please send me the oceans, bugs & reptiles uints?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jenn
    jenniferlw68@hotmail.com

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  36. I would love to have a copy of oceans, farm, and insects units!! You have amazing things. I will donate:)

    Bobbi
    ibbob44@hotmail.com

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  37. Hello!
    I'm a new follower and your blog is awesome! I LOVE the bees. We'll "bee" making them in my class now.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Andi

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  38. WOW! Your center are so inspiring...I want to come and be a Kindergarten kid in your room. I would appreciate the opportunity to donate or purchase your unit. Please let us know when you have a Donor Choose project or if you allow fellow teacher to purchase your creative center ideas. Donor Choose is excellent..I have had 8 project funded and my kids just love the new things that my budget would not allow me to purchase for my classroom. Thanks again for the inspiration! Jule My email is jhamlin@esu7.org

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  39. I would love to purchase or donate in order to receive a copy of this unit. It looks fantastic!
    Lindsay littlemisssmiles@shaw.ca

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  40. I will gladly donate to your donorschoose site for a chance at this bug unit. My email is mmcarthur@daask12.com

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  41. Is this unit ready for purchase yet? I would love a copy of it! karimmullins@yahoo.com

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    1. I would love to donate to your classroom to have this cute insect unit.
      angela.miller@jessamine.kyschools.us

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  43. Like so many others I admire yours creativity and your willingness to share. I know this is a busy time of year and being pregnant does not help(Congrats!)but I would appreciate a copy of your transportation unit and all about me unit when you have a chance. Our summer school and new school year theme is "Revved Up For Learning!" Please tell me your next donation project for the classroom. I know we can all use help. Thanks. penguinbecker@gmail.com

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  44. I would also be happy to donate for this or any other unit. youngv@calschools.org

    Thanks so much!

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  45. I would love this unit. Just let me know what I need to do to get it!
    williska@daretolearn.org
    Thanks!

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  46. What a cute unit!!! =) I always love your units when purchasing them on teacherspayteachers. Please let me know where I need to donate to recieve this fantastic unit. The kids look like they have so much fun!!
    makdsij@gmail.com

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  47. I would love the unit, too. Where do i donate?

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  48. I absolutely love all your ideas! I looked in your TPT store but could not find this unit for sale, is it available anywhere?

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  49. I would love a copy of the bug unit for a homeschool co-op I am teaching next year.
    Have you lined up a donor yet? I'm more than willing to help!
    tibb000@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much!

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  50. Is this packet still available anywhere? I LOVE it and would like to use it with an Eric Carle unit I am planning. Thank you! Toni.thomas.cm@gmail.com

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  51. Is this packet still available anywhere? I LOVE it and would like to use it with an Eric Carle unit I am planning. Thank you! Toni.thomas.cm@gmail.com

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  52. I love this unit! You have amazing ideas. Is this packet still available. Thank you! jessicahorne19@gmail.com

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  53. Is there any way I can make a donation to get this unit? You always have such cute ideas!! Thank you! rmabis1@yahoo.com

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  54. I would love this unit. Is it still available if we donate to your project?

    Alex.bartis@palmbeachschools.org

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  55. love this unite where can i get a copy, tanishe_aida@hotmail.com

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  56. I would loved to have a copy and I am will to make a donation. Please let me know how. lrupp89@yahoo.com

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