My name is Norma Goddard. I teach 3rd grade in the Los Angeles area of southern California. I've participated in many of Susan's projects in the past and each one has been a wonderful experience for my class and me. It always surprises me how creative our students are when given the opportunity to do so.
School starts the day after Labor Day. As soon as the weather cools down a bit, I will order the ladybug larvae. I guess it is too hot to send them by mail right now. When I taught 2nd grade we had ladybug larvae and as I remember it the children really enjoyed learning about them. Now in 3rd grade we will study their life cycle and see how they have adapted to their environment. I think this will be a great unit to start the year.