Ladybugs Across the Curriculumby: Christina Dias Ward and Michael J. Dias

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A thematic unit centered in ladybugs offered cross-curricular opportunities for kindergarteners. A series of activities designed to build on individual learning styles included observing ladybugs, role-playing, drawing, peer sharing, and singing. A ladybug bibliography is included.

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  • on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:31 AM

Students at an early age in school should be allowed to express themselves in terms of their interests. Nurturing their multiple intelligences should be part of their learning. This article addresses Garner’s multiple intelligences and learning about ladybugs. Embedded in the article is a short but helpful description of how to set up a ladybug learning center in a kindergarten classroom. The article includes several excellent reading resources as well.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:46 AM

This article provides everything a teacher needs to construct a truly rich science experience hitting all multiple intelligences. What better way to discover the MI preferences of young learners than through such an active and engaging unit. This article could also be used as a springboard for a teacher - swap out the ladybugs for something else - and go! It is the understanding and strategies that are well presented and important here.

Caryn Meirs  (Smithtown, NY)
Caryn Meirs (Smithtown, NY)

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