Greetings Wonder Friends. My next few blog posts will be dedicated to Wonderopolis Camp What-A-Wonder. I’m also excited to be a camp counselor for Creepy Crawling Critters Week. We’re hoping to serve up some bugs and insects that will make your skin crawl…maybe. Also, if you haven’t downloaded this weeks handy-dandy activity sheet and podcast, you can do that here.
It’s never a bad idea to build some background knowledge, so me and the boys headed over to our local library to check out some books about bugs and insects. And they’re not hard to find. I’d say the hardest part is deciding what “not” to choose. We spent some time browsing the collection and settling on a few that would do for the week. We brought home a good selection of fiction and not fiction titles. Here are a few that we found (we checked out several, but these were our favorites):
- Bugs Are Insects – Anne Rockwell/Steve Jenkins
- Pillbug – Stephanie St. Pierre
- The Best Book of Bugs – Claire Llewellyn
- Bug Feats of Montana – Deborah Oberbillig/Robert Rath
- Insect Detective - Steve Voake/Charlotte Voake
- Diary of a Spider – Doreen Cronin/Harry Bliss
- Anansi Goes Fishing - retold by Erick Kimmel/Janet Stevens
- The Bugliest Bug - Carrol Shields/Scott Nash
It was fun going through the books and testing our knowledge of bugs. We’ve seen several in our own back yard, and even learned about a few that you don’t find in Montana…thank goodness. Some bugs just creep me out.
In the next few days, we’ll be going on a bug hunt in our very own back yard, making a craft or two, and doing some investigating with our trusty little magnifying glass. It should be fun. I hope you’ll join us for our online twitter chat with guest and expert Zach Slavin (more to come) on Thursday July 19 from 7-8 Eastern time. Follow along using the hashtag #wonderchat. Hope to “see” you there.
Until next time – Wonderlead Jon and family…buggin’ out!