Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gettin' Ready for Fall

Hi all.

I've gotten started on our project. I hope to have live ladybugs in our classroom during 1st or 2nd quarter. What gets me is that I just found out that we might not have Science until 2nd Semester. So I am planning on having Math and Language Arts activities and adopting the ladybugs as classroom pets that we photograph a good bit. When 2nd Semester comes around and we study insects, I can bring back the pictures and use them as prior experience.

I teach Special Needs children in grades 6-8. My kiddos function academically somewhere between K and 1st grade. I have 1 new student coming up who functions on the level of a 6 to 12 month old. (talk about finding ways to differentiate!)

Here's the webpage I've started with the help of a very talented photographer who gave me permission to use his photos.

I made a worksheet (linked on the page) that focuses on state insects for the US Postcard Exchange that I'm hosting. It'll make a nice addition to Ladybug Day I think.



Susan Silverman said...

I just took a look at your ladybug page. It is AMAZING! I feel honored to have you as a project participant!

S McPherson said...

Rebecca, What a comprehensive site for this unit. You've covered UDL and integration across the curriculum very nicely. I'm sure it will all work out ni`ely for you. We'll look forward to the students' work.

S McPherson said...

I just looked again at the wonderful site you found. It will be terrific for this unit. Can't wait!!

Hope said...

WOW. What a fantastic website and resource! ***clicking the favorites button*** :)


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Greg W said...

This is for Rebecca. I got your comment on my blog (The Wood Between The Worlds). I cannot tell you how much that meant to me! I have wanted to write for years, but never ever felt like anyone wanted to read what I have to say! THAT MEANT THE WORLD TO ME - thanks for the encouragement! I like your Lady Bug site.