"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Busy Bees May 31-June 3 2011

We spent the week buzzing around sipping nectar,
collecting pollen and making honey.
We flitted from flower to flower sipping nectar with our straw-like tongues and collecting bits of pollen to take back to our hive.   

We chanted and then sang a song about bees:
Here is a beehive. (Hold up fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Can you count them as they come out of the hive?
1-2-3-4-5. (Raise one finger at a time)
Bzzzzzzzz (Wiggle fingers as in busy bees)
Can you catch one? (Pretend to catch a bee)

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me?
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee.
Ouch! It stung me! (Open hand)

We designed our own beehives using beehive shapes and black and yellow paint.

The cells in a beehive are hexagon shapes. We made beehives by fitting together hexagon pattern blocks. When we were done, we had bees to place in the cells. We decided the cells were kind of like the bees’ bedrooms.

Outside we played a "busy bee" game. We buzzed around the flowers sipping nectar. When the leader called "time to make honey", we had to hurry back to our hives to make honey.

Mr. Bumble by Kim Kennedy and The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman, topped our list for favorite books of the week. 

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