Bug by Robin Koontz
Bug" is the nickname of an adorable girl who loves bugs. She also loves to draw bugs. When her class was challenged to pass a math test, (Bug's worst subject), she found a motivating way to learn math. Check out this great story by Robin Koontz and visuals and activities to support it.
Print these vocabulary words to display on a word wall or match in the book.
Here are many comprehension questions relating to the story. Print the questions that correspond to the age level and learning objectives needed.
Bugs in Math
Use bug manipulatives to solve these math sentences.
Check out more fun math activities from the Sharing Center. Here are a few buggy favorites.
Discover Bugs and Insects
Bug loves bugs. Learn all about bugs - how they are the same and different. Consider their attributes and adaptations. You may become as interested in bugs as Bug.
Name the Bug
Big bug little bug sorting
Name the bug as you find it.
Describe bugs as you play Bug Headbandz or Bingo
Check out these great kid bug videos to learn more about bugs.
All About Insects for Children: Bees, Butterflies, Ladybugs, Ants and Flies for Kids
Fine Motor Skills
Add activities to practice fine motor cutting and drawing skills.
Write the Bug Name
Draw your favorite bugs
Color and Write about the Bugs. Use different materials sich as grass, beads, paints, glue, watercolor, or sandpaper. Make a class book.
So many bug art projetcs and ideas. (Click on the picture to learn more)
Gross Motor Skills
Move like a bug!
Look at how things move. Imitate for gross motor fun. Check out this Jack Hartmann video on moving.
Be a Bug Collector
Go in your backyard and look for bugs.
When you find a bug, have students do a "technical drawing" of the bug. This is drawing what you see - exactly the color, details, etc.
Most of all, have fun learning and playing together!