Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BYE Bye Insects

We said goodbye to our insect unit. Every year this is one of the favorites so it is hard to say goodbye to those pesky critters and move on.  :( 

We end our unit with a class favorite... Build a Bug!  They use candy, marshmallows, and pretzels to build a model of an insect.   Did I mention how much they LOVE this activity?  Here are a few of their creations.  WOW!  My sweeties did such a good job. 

Here are some insect journal prompts that you can use with your little sweeties if you'd like.   :)
You can download them for free by clicking on the cover.  DISCLAIMER:  This is just a few prompts.  The download doesn't reflect my TPT products.  The prompts are still great to use ... this download just doesn't include any bells or whistles. 

And totally unrelated.. I was interviewed by Fox News about TPT.  All I could think when I was watching it was OH, MY WORD!  I have become my mother!!!!  :)  I told the camera guy NO closeups but he didn't listen.  GRRRR!!! Thanks again for supporting me on Teachers Pay Teachers.  I appreciate you guys so much!  You can click on the link below if you want to see the interview.


  1. As a beginning teacher I appreciate all the lessons you share. Thanks!!!

  2. Deanna,
    Two words for you sister, YOU. ROCK. Seriously, the lessons you share are more than wonderful. You have helped refreshen my thoughts and my creativity. So thank you a hundred times over! AND, you look fantabulous!
    Lots of love from Denver!

  3. I feel like I know a superstar celebrity! {ok, well I don't "know" you, but I think we're bloggy buddies}! Congrats girl!!!!

  4. Loved the interview! You are so cute!!!! Thank you so much for creating such fabulous units!! I'm working on the insect unit now and I love it!


  5. Way to Go Deanna!!!! The interview was awesome and you looked great! Congratulations on all your success. You are an inspiration!

  6. As Junie B. would say, "WOWIE WOW WOW!!!!" Congrats, Deanna! You are *12 kinds*...no *100 kinds* of inspiring :)

  7. It is so nice to see a positive story about teaching. Thanks so much for what you do! You did a wonderful job explaining what you do. :)

  8. LOVE IT!!! Congrats, girl! You are just darling! And I second, third, & fourth all the previous sentiments...you are such an inspiration!! xoxo

  9. Does anyone else want to eat that marshmallow/pretzel/caterpillar? Mmmm! Congrats on the recent interview too!

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  11. Congratulations, Deanna! Just amazing,,,and inspiring! Thanks so much for inspiring all of us to be the best teachers we can be!

  12. Yahoo! You really have and continue to inspire. Congratulations on your success :)

  13. Ok GIRL... You are adorable! Thanks for lighting a fire and passion in us all!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

  14. This is awesome! Love the interview. You are so inspiring!

    Fun In First

  15. You looked amazing and the children are lucky to spend a day with someone so creative and knowledgable! Your news shot has inspired more of my friends to join TPT! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  16. I am so excited to use your insect unit when I return from spring break! Also, congrats on your TPT success! :)

  17. Congrats! So exciting!


  18. Wow! I loved the interview! Congrats on all your sucess! Your ideas are out of this world and you make me want to be a better teacher!!


  19. That is awesome! Way to go! I think it's great that you share your lessons and ideas - and I'd much rather buy a unit from a teacher who has taught the lessons than buy a book at a teacher store!


  20. Congratulations on your success! You are fantastic to work with and your units are incredible! You truly are making teaching fun!

    ~ Amy

  21. Good thing you didn't have that frog in your throat for your big celebrity interview!! Way to go, girl! You're A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!

  22. You are so flippin' adorable! Loved watching that video. What an inspiration. :)
    Fabulous in First

  23. Fantastic! You are truly an inspiration!

  24. Love the Build-a-Bug Activity. . .can't wait to share it with the kids! Thanks for sharing;)

    Stephanie May

  25. I love your blog! You have inspired me to start my own!
    Thank you,


  26. Love the interview! You are awesome Deanna! :)

    Miss Kindergarten

  27. Wow! Great interview. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  28. I loved using your insect unit ideas this spring. I've never done such an intense insect study with my kindergarteners before this year and the LOVED it too! I agree that the build a bug activity was a great way to culminate the unit. Thanks for all your great ideas and hard work!

  29. SO EXCITING! I saw a promo for it and thought, "hey! I know her!" but then I was like...well, I know I follow her awesome blog" hahaha CONGRATS that is SO cool!!!
    mrs tabb

  30. You are such an amazing and inspiring teacher. I cannot even begin to tell you the impact you have had on me when I started my blog....and still have on me. What a blessing you are to the kiddos you teach.

    Think about this: if all of your 4,391 follower teach 20 kiddos that is
    87, 820 kiddos hearts you have touched...and I know you have oodles and oodles of blog stalkers! =)

    I would be humbled if you came to visit me. This insect craft reminds me so much of the plant snack we just made.

    I also shared a poem called "In This Room" that I would love for you to read because I know that is the kind of classroom you have.

    Thank you Deanna for touching my heart and being such a gift from God to so many! =)

    Bloggy blessings,

    Heather's Heart



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