We started out discussing these insects and making a double bubble of the two we had learned the most about (so far). We did life cycles of both the ladybugs and the dragonflies. I was on the hunt for ladybugs but for some reason Home Depot is no longer selling them. Just when I thought I was going to be out of luck, my class was outside playing Sharks and Minos and we came across TWO ladybugs. It seemed like a mini miracle to me. One had no spots (which we had just learned meant it was a young adult ladybug) and the other had a ton of dark black spots (which we learned meant it was an older adult ladybug). Wow, couldn't have asked for a better spontaneous teaching moment then that. We collected them both and observed them with a magnifying glass for about an hour before setting them free. Nothing beats teaching a subject when students can see the real thing. We haven't started bees yet... so more to come. I guess I started with the two I liked the best.