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Insects - The Praying Mantis

School: Odyssey School of Denver

City/State: Denver, CO

Grade(s): K

Format(s): Book

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science and Technology, Visual Arts

Project Overview: 

Kindergarten students at the Odyssey School of Denver worked on creating informational science books featuring different insects. Each student created a book based on one insect including information on the insect's body parts, habitat, camouflage, community, metamorphosis, and other "cool facts." Each child coded the information in their book and included a labeled scientific drawing of their insect. Information presented on cards for the reader to pick up from the book also created a unique interactive aspect to these beautiful books. 

How This Project Can Be Useful: 

  • Shows an example of an interdisciplinary writing/art/science project
  • Builds on the individual interest of each child
  • Beautiful model of high-quality scientific drawing by young children
  • Interesting student coding/annotation on final product

Relevant Resources

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
W.K.2
  • I can teach my reader about a topic using pictures and words.
W.K.5
  • With support from adults, I can revise my writing by adding details.
W.K.7
  • I can participate in shared writing projects.
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