Monday, July 27, 2009

Don't bug me!

Today is insect day and the kids' mission was to find 5 different bugs in our yard and identify them with books from the library. I chose books which feature bugs from our area. They went out and found a yellow jacket, a cabbage white butterfly, an eastern kayak pond skater, a pavement ant, a bumble bee, a potato bug,a brown crane fly, and a carpenter ant. For my 5 yr old who loves mantis from the movie Kung Fu Panda I got her a book about Praying mantises. Apparently there is such a thing as a Malaysian rain forest praying mantis which hides amongst orchids as it looks like one and waits for its prey there. We also have 4 insect videos from the library including Bill Nye. As this is part of the grade 3 curriculum my son will have this part of his schoolwork done ahead of time.


  1. Neat-o! It's cool you can do things like this since you have older children :)

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  2. MashaAllah! Wonderful....I wish I could do this activity with the kids at my tutorial center :)
    BTW, love your blog Sis Aishah....and so good to meet you again at Facebook:)

  3. Masha Allah I hope everyone's kids will enjoy it. Glad that you guys love it and its nice to meet up with you too Z.

  4. Assalamu Alaikum,

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