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Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Bulletin Board

Here is a bulletin board we did based on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We are actually doing a unit on plants, but veered in the direction of caterpillars when the subject came up, what insects eat leaves? Another good book that is associated with this topic is The Grouchy Ladybug (if you can't tell, I LOVE Eric Carle!) In the grouchy ladybug, of course there are aphids who eat the leaves and the ladybugs come along and eat the aphids. Great way to discuss the food chain! And there are so many directions you can go with that book, I will save it for another time and another blog. Anyways, back to The Very Hungry Caterpiller. Here is the bulletin board(and in case you are wondering, YES, there are 32 children in my class, 17 in AM session and 15 in PM session):

We cut out the parts, but if your children are old enough, they can cut them out on their own. Then we had them draw some of the fruits the caterpillar ate in the book.

In the center, we decorated photos of the children making their caterpillars and reading the book. Then we printed out a copy of the cover of the book, added a colorful butterfly border and voila! You have a great spring bulletin board!