Thursday, 14 June 2012

Bees, Bees, Bees!

We have finished our unit about bees. My little ones had a lot of fun and learned a lot. 

We did a cute Bee glyph.
 As well as reading lots of great non fiction books, we also read The Very Greedy Bee and Eric Carle's The Honeybee and The Robber. They are both cute stories but my little ones' favourite was The Honeybee and The Robber. I think it may have been the interactive nature of the book that was appealing. It has many bits to push and pull.




 As part of the glyph, my little ones had a fold-up hexagon which opened out and they drew different pictures about bees.





 We graphed our information and wrote about it.





We also made a hexagonal prism and put the together to make a honeycomb. My little ones drew different bee pictures in the prism.



We read some fun poems. 
I like to get the most out of every activity. 
This poem was a literacy lesson and also a maths lesson about position.
First we read the poem and found the rhyming words.

Then we then highlighted the positional words, first, second, third..

We then learned the short way of recording position. 1st, 2nd 3rd ...
Kindergarten children are like little sponges and take it all in.

They cut out the speech bubbles and drew the bees from the poem and labeled them.
We  learned about the  the different bees in the hive, queen, drone and workers.
We drew pictures and labeled them.
 Look at this little one's picture of the queen. So cute!



We learnt about metamorphosis and drew the bee life cycle.



We had fun  learning about the proboscis. Here we are with a straw and water and learning how a bee sucks nectar from a flower.

We then drew about it.



All of these activities are in my Bee Unit on TPT Here


11 comments:

Lisa R. said...

I love this! The bee glyphs are adorable & I really like the hexagons that go with it. :)

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Ziggyfriends said...

Wow! What a great resource for bees. My dad is a beekeeper and he brings a frame from one of his hives to show my kids each year. He has an observation window that it slips inside of. The kids are fascinated with them. I love your little ones drawings, they show so much learning.

Donna

Kelly said...

Wow, I love all of the activities your kids did. Looks like they learned lots!

Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

Kim said...

Super cute bee activites. Thanks for sharing them.

Kim at Saylorslog.blogspot.com

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twilliams said...

Love,love the bee glyph! I bet the kids really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!

Teresa

2nd Grade Pig Pen

Rebecca said...

Your blog is the cutest! I'm your newest follower. I have taught third grade for 14 years, and will be moving to second grade next year. I'm really excited!

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Rebecca

Greg said...

I am loving the bees! I am grabbing this unit! Thanks for sharing!

I love your blog and am a new follower!

Greg
Www.kindergartensmorgasboard.blogspot.com

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