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

Monday, August 31, 2015

Busy Bees

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)

The cells in a beehive are hexagon shapes. We saw them up close in The Very Greedy Bee.
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.
We designed our own beehives using bubble wrap and bee stamps. After painting on the bubble wrap, we turned it over and printed it on our paper. When they were dry, we used bee stamps to add bees to 
our hives. 
After talking about the parts of a bee, we used circle, oval and rectangular shapes to design bees to illustrate what we learned about bees and their bodies. 
 We flitted around from flower to flower to the tune of "Flight of the Bumblebee". When the music stopped, we had to fly to our hive to deposit our nectar and pollen that we collected just like the bees in Mr. Bumble.
We were some very busy bees!

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