Monday, April 7, 2014

Bumblebees & A Winner

We've been studying insects and other bugs this past week. We started off talking about what an insect is and how we know that it's an insect.

We spent some time learning about bees and my students this year LOVE crafts. So of course after spent time studying this insect, they said...where's the craft? 

I've been making this bee for a while now. I don't have a pattern because honestly you really don't need one. I draw two different size circles on yellow. The students cut the circles out and add their own stripes, antennae, and faces. We use wax paper for the wings. 


I forgot to take a picture of all of the bees once they were hung up but oh so cute! And of course, we tied in writing after completing a tree map about bees.

 I like the bees. The bees are happy. The bees are outside.

 Bees can fly. They are black and yellow. They sting. Bees have a hive.

 I like the bees. The bees are nice they go buzz. They are black and they are yellow.

 Bees can fly. Bees have six legs. Bees have wings. Bees are black and yellow. Bees can sting. Bees have hives.

We also watched a video about bees.

I finally picked a winner (sorry!!) from my Middle Sounds Mayhem giveaway!!

Congratulations Marianne!! Check your email!


  1. Thank you for sharing your writing samples. We will be doing big research projects on insects and sea creatures in a few weeks. It is always great to see how other kids are writing at the same time of year.

  2. I LOVE your kids' writing! So sweet and they are so smart- they must have a really good teacher. :)

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby