Friday, May 27, 2011

Wild World of Insects!!!

 Yesterday was Open House at my school and I have to admit it...I LOVE Open House. Granted, it is a TON of work...but I love having an excuse/reason to spend a month studying a subject and letting my creativity run wild. The second grade teachers at my school always do insects. So this 1 was transformed into the Wild World of Insects!

Our Very Hungry Caterpillar facts
 Each student wrote their own paragraph of caterpillar facts, typed them up, and created their body segment...complete with custom sneakers!
Another Eric Carle classic...The Very Grouchy Ladybug!

 Each student wrote about why they thought the ladybug was grouchy...
The students created thir own "riddle" and parents had to guess what insect was in their jar:

Our Icky Bug Alphabet

We created our own "buggy garden" using our fingerprints to create a garden full of bugs.
 Then each student had to write about what fraction of their garden was bees, ladybugs, butterflies, and caterpillars.
They made tissue paper butterflies..
 Ladybug life cycles...
 Bee facts...and Georgia O'Keefe inspired flowers adorned the ceiling!
Our team also did an art rotation. The students went to each class, learned about a specific artist, and recreated a well known piece of work.
We had VanGogh,
 and Seurat pointilism.

This was the first eight years of teaching...yes, 8...but that's another story...that I had EVERY SINGLE family come to Open House. It was a great evening spent with families that have had such an impact on my life. We had a great time celebrating all of the hard work of the "Spectacular Second Graders in Room 1!"


  1. Kristin, your room is amazing! How wonderful for those kids that they have such an enthusiastic teacher :)

  2. Kristin, your room is so colorful and magical. You (and your students) outdid yourself . . . once again! To this day I still remember all of the teachers who made an impact on me -- after only *# years!! Imagine how many kids will always remember you so fondly. Amazing, sweet daughter-in-law o'mine :o) Love, GG

    1. These Wild World Insects will your little one amused for hours with their amazing detailing and colours. These insects are perfect for any little garden explorer ...
      Tim Holtz