Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pasta Insects

As our insect unit is winding down, our culminating project is one of my all-time faves! I like to give the kids a variety of pasta (I know the grocery store clerks must think I'm carb-loading :) and let them invent their own kind of insect. We use the icon of "rules" and go over what an insect always has-6 legs, 3 body parts, etc. and then they just go to town. At first it's difficult for the students to envision something new-but then they came up with some interesting and might I say, a little creepy-looking new insects.

My insect is called "Art". It lives in a hole and was born [in a] week.

Water ladybug-hatched from an egg. He lives in a water hive and swims fast.

My insect is bad and crazy scary.

My insect lives in the dirt and likes to bite people. (I'm paraphrasing-our new trend is to see who can write the most words-it doesn't really matter that they are saying the same thing over and over :).

Glider-lives in the dirl and curls in a ball to protect itself.

Lives in a house, eats grass and loves me!

Spiky ladybug


  1. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
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