Friday, March 22, 2013
From Funerals to Mating - What a Week!!!!
After we checked it out, someone suggested we have a funeral for the bee. Sounded like a good time to me! We made a little headstone and buried it outside of our classroom. We took a moment of silence to remember all the bee taught us - like bees have furry bodies and four wings. We placed a purple flower on the grave because these were her favorite. It was pretty fun!
My current author study is Doreen Cronin. My kids loved Diary of a Spider, Fly, and Worm. I had them write their own story called "Diary of a Bee". Some of them turned out so cute. Our story tells about how the queen bee mates with all the drones. I felt so lucky that nobody even asked about mating this year. As I was looking at their stories I found a most disturbing diary entry "Today I mated with my mom." Oh goodness!!! Does anybody else have to deal with mating questions in first grade? How do you reply?