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Re: Butterflies with !st Graders


Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 18:42:12 PDT

I do a lesson that I saw in an Arts and Activites.
The kids use magnifying glasses to look at photos of insects, including lots
of butterflies. If you can get a bug collection, that is great. I tell them
to notice the details, like colors, shapes, lines, patterns. And also what
the legs, eyes etc look like.
Then they use a stencil to trace a large magnifying glass shape on white
paper. They use Sharpies and Crayola markers to draw a close up picture of an
insects or insects in the circle. They must include at least one butterfly.
Oh, I tie in the ERic Carle book, THE HUNGRY CATERPILLAR to the lesson.
Kindergarten does this lesson. Janet