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BLAST Elementary Thematic Program
Bugs & Extreme Nature

(March and April 2007)

 

Bug Attack!

They're coming... Wriggling.  Wiggling.  Skittering.  Ugly.  Okay, maybe a few are cute.  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders will enjoy this 'creepy crawler' program as we use fiction and informational books, poems, and activities to explore the world of bugs!  Let us investigate the bugs that make us smile and those that make us scream!  Eek! 
Recommended for grades K-2.

Fiction Books:

book jacket Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs! 
by Megan McDonald
book jacket Super Fly Guy
by Tedd Arnold

Informational Books:

book jacket Scary Creatures: Spiders, Insects, and Minibeasts
by Penny Clarke
book jacket What's That Bug?
by Nan Froman
book jacket Bugs and Other Insects
by Bobbie Kalman

Pennsylvania Academic Standards:

  • 1.6. A&B.-Speaking and Listening

Websites:

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Extreme Nature! 

Extremely entertaining!  Let us explore the smelliest, longest, hariest, strangest, deadliest, and fastest things in nature during the months of March and April.  This oddball program is a mind-blowing guide to the weirdest and most remarkable wildlife on our planet!  Fiction and informational text will be highlighted and explored.
Recommended for grades 3-5.

Fiction Books:

book jacket Mixed Beasts
by Kenyon Cox

Informational Books:

book jacket Nature's Yucky!
by Lee Ann Landstrom
book jacket Ever Hear of an Aardwolf?
by Madeline Moser
book jacket Extreme Animals - the Toughest Creatures on Earth
by Nicola Davies
book jacket

Weird Nature

by John Downer

 

Pennsylvania Academic Standards:

  • 1.6. A&B.-Speaking and Listening

Websites: