We began letter E week with a Bug Hunt!
On Monday, we rode bikes over to Teacher Karen's house.
It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect!
This is what a Kindie Bug Hunt looks like!
Dr. Liz is an ENTOMOLOGIST and she taught us a lot about where to find insects,
what they like to eat and how important insects are to our environment.
She also showed us what to leave alone!
Look at this female Black Widow spider with her egg cases.
(We all know that arachnids are NOT insects...so we did not collect them!)
Dr. Liz collected this scorpion. (I loved how she talked to the
children and how she shared information about the specimens she found.)
The class was fascinated with everything.
We all took a look and then we let the scorpion go!
(We respect all creatures big and small!)
We had a lot of parents and siblings join us for our special day!
Our parents fixed a wonderful snack and
we enjoyed a picnic in the shade!
We released all the insects we found and rode our bikes back to school!
Just think, this was only the first day of a very "exciting letter E week".
More about letter "E" tomorrow!