Thursday, May 21, 2009

Learning about Honey Bees ~






I sat on my front porch the other day and saw some really huge bumble bees buzzing around some plants that were just starting to bud. I suppose they too, were in anticipation of what was to pop out any day now~ I sat for a long time watching the bee, my youngest, a bit timid to come too close. I thought about perhaps grabbing a picture but knew the moment I came back it would probably be gone.
My youngest began asking questions about the bee and was quite curious. ~
Spring has sprung up at our home, here in New Hampshire and I thought it would be a perfect time to learn about Bees and do a mini-unit to learn more about them.
We heard of our local group who is going to see a Bee Presentation by a Bee Keeper and also with the Yearly Spelling Bee Championship coming up, I thought it would be a perfect time to dive into "Bees" of all kinds ~
The Spelling Bee Championship is fun to watch at our house~ it begins May 27th with the preliminaries and then finishes Thursday, May 28th.

We were planning to read some books on bees ( see carousel below ) and then also creating a mini book and lapbook to go along with the information.
Here are some lapbooks I recently found to help us: Homeschool Share Bee Lapbook and also
Squido Bee Lapbook and a Honey Bee free PDF download there are others you can purchase by Hands of a Child and also some videos of honey bees I suppose there is a great deal of information out there. ~

I found some great information from currclick as well for honey bees and copywork. Here is a link with some neat pictures for notebook: nature.ca You could create your own notebooking or narration pages from theses pictures..

There is so much information out there to learn about Bees and Honey Bees. Even watching a favorite move like the Bee Movie or Akela and the Bee is fun ~ well, we are off to find our Bee Books~ :)

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