Here are some pictures of our research on cicadas. We also took a little field trip (outside our classroom) to observe some nymphs falling from the trees and digging down in the ground. I really wish I had my flip camera to film that! (I HATE big bugs, but this was very amazing!)
First we made predictions about why we think the cicadas stay underground for soooo long! (13-17 years).
Then we discussed what we already knew about cicadas and any questions we had.
We made a chart listing all of our new knowledge.
The kids wrote what they thought was most important or interesting on their graphic organizer.
This afternoon we wrote from the perspective of the cicada nymph living underground for 13 years. I told them they had to explain what they were going to do to pass the time. I forgot to take pictures, and I wish I had remembered. They were hilarious!
Well...THANK goodness I am finished with this mini-unit. They had fun, and I wish they could be into other things like they were this!