Monday Motivation: Loads of Ladybugs!

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If you’re reading this, I have great news for you.
You survived Monday (and I guess that means I did as well)!
But seriously, today and tomorrow are STAAR (state) testing so we are pretty much confined to the classroom – so not fun on a Monday.
I thought it’d be fun to share a fun lesson idea for a classic read aloud and freebie today for my quick Monday Motivation post.  This week we are doing all things ladybugs, so we after discussing what we already knew about ladybugs, we jumped right into the one and only “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle.

This book is definitely a favorite for the kiddos (and let’s be honest, myself as well).
After reading the story I had the kiddos tell a partner why they felt the ladybug was grouchy.  The kiddos wrote their ideas on a sticky note and added it to the class anchor chart.  So easy, quick, and the kiddos love using stickies!  I snagged this idea from [Nellie Edge].

During science we tied in our ladybug theme by learning about the parts of a ladybug.  I whipped up this [FREEBIE] to record our learning!  Make sure you grab your copy!

I’m definitely excited to continue our week with ladybugs.  We may be having some special little visitors join our class on Wednesday!  If you’re in need of ladybug larvae, caterpillars, etc. I highly recommend Insect Lore Ladybug Land!

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