quinta-feira, 14 de maio de 2009

Outdoor Hour # 24

This time we were off to study crickets and unfortunately I don't have any of those in my collection on dead insects :) I knew some of our books happen to have crickets and grasshoppers in their illustration so I asked the kids to find them. Lucas went through two smaller books and Luana took the bigger book in order to find the cricket.

The kids made drawings looking at the books' illustrations and I told them about how the crickets lay up to 2000 eggs at one time. Luana was so impressed by this that she drew loads of eggs in her drawing :) Lucas decided to draw a mantis (that was a new word in English for me!).

We also talked about different beliefs involving crickets here in Brasil. Depending on its colour a cricket is said to bring illness, wealth or hope. They are also said to predict a pregnancy in the household.

And look what the kids found just outside our front door later on this afternoon! What a perfect timing!

2 comentários:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom disse...

You had a great idea about finding the crickets and grasshoppers in the books...very creative.

I love the drawings and I am so glad that you finally found a live subject for your study. Perfect.

Thanks for sharing your link,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

mamãe disse...

I guess necessity makes you creative :D I'm also really happy with the way the kids are into drawing and recording what they've seen. Thanks for your comment!