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Beetles & Bugs

Butterflies...ladybugs...fireflies...ants. We started Storytime by listing our favorite insects! Then we read I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd, a book which mentioned even more insects - and a spider! Next, we read Mr. Mosquito Put on His Tuxedo by Barbara Olenyik Morrow. This funny rhyming book tells about Mr. Mosquito, who goes to a ball with his insect friends and, with the help of his family, ends up saving the party from ruin. We also read Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards, a story of a caterpillar and her companions and how they learn to accept each other. There were so many words that started with /c/ in this book!

Then we made a mosquito from various materials. A straw body, pompom head, pipe cleaner thorax and six legs, and a pool noodle segment for an abdomen. Foil wings were added, then reinforcement eyes and he was finished!
But do you notice his tail end? It's cut with a deep "v" shape - and when kids put it in their mouths and blew in it, it produced a humming sound - that sounded a bit like a mosquito! 
And here's a song we sang, to the tune of "The Wheels On The Bus":

The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz,  
Buzz, buzz, buzz - buzz, buzz, buzz 
The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz
All summer long. 
The caterpillars on the leaves go munch, munch, munch, 
munch, munch, munch - munch, munch, munch 
The caterpillars on the leaves go munch, munch, munch 
All summer long. 
The crickets in the fields go chirp, chirp, chirp,
chirp, chirp, chirp - chirp, chirp, chirp
The crickets in the fields go chirp, chirp, chirp
All summer long.
The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink, 
Blink, blink, blink - blink, blink, blink
The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink
All summer long.

 
The Gordon-Nash Library certainly was "buzzing" with activity today!

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