Collage Bugs

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Second Grade is all about bugs.They love them, they learn about them, they have them in their classroom, they occasionally bring them in to to show me.

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I will long remember the boy whose mom brought in a praying mantis as it was unfolding from its egg case. Definitely a second grade highlight.

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Anyway, these are done with paper scraps. We talk about bug parts: antenna, legs, wings, pincers, mouth parts, etc. We also talk about symmetry, creativity, and having fun. If they choose to, they can name their bug with cool names.

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I do start them out with a rectangle that they can fold in half and cut to use for the head, abdomen, and thorax.

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The rest of the parts are created from my giant bags of colored scrap collected from other teachers and the die cut machine.

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