The Grouchy Ladybug

We began our study of insects/bugs by reading The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.  After taking a picture walk and reading it aloud to the children, we discussed the clocks that are pictured on most of the pages.  The children learned that we would be learning about telling time and addition (with ladybug spots) this week during math. 


I have several sheets that I will post in the next few days that deal with telling time and ladybug addition…so stay tuned!  You can download pictures to sequence by going to my PDF page and searching for them–they will only download on certain computers (not sure why!!), and so far there is nothing I can do about it!  Sorry!  You can search on Google for images and print those out. 


We also checked in on our beans that we planted last week and noted our observations in our Bean Journals: beanjournal (you can switch these so that the journals take up 1/2 of a page side to side instead of top to bottom like they are here).





Our Painted Lady Butterflies (caterpillars really) have arrived and are eating lots and lots!  They have doubled in size since arriving last Thursday, so we will soon transfer them to our netting we have set up for them.

We also looked at our Scholastic News: “How Do You Know It’s An Insect?”.


I’ve got so many awesome ideas about Science floating in my head right now, and some ideas for Math Work Stations that I’m going to be working on this summer, so I’ll post as I think! 🙂


Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on April 13, 2009, in April, Beans, Classroom Photos 2008-2009, Container Gardening, Inquiry Based Science, Jack and the Beanstalk, Kindergarten classrooms, Language Arts/Writing, Math Work Stations, Monarch Butterflies, Planting, Seeds, The Grouchy Ladybug. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Kristen! We are doing a ladybug unit right now and I would love to download your Grouchy Ladybug sequence cards….but sadly the link doesn’t work! I checked it out and it is not saved as a PDF, it is .doc instead of .pdf, so maybe that is the problem? Just an idea! Thanks for the wonderful blog!


  2. Hey
    I think it is because you used a mac? I don’t think it will work on a pc unless you change the format to make it compatible.
    I would also really like to use the sequence cards


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