Tuesday, 29 July 2014

School Bugs

I saw this adorable book 'School Bugs' yesterday at the shops, and I knew I had to have it. It made me think of the beautiful Kacey over at Doodle Bug Teaching! If I lived closer to her, I would have dropped it over to her house by now, as a gift! 

It is perfect for linking up to Deanna's 'We Love Books" linky! Click on the image below to find more books posts!

I would love to read School Bugs (by David A Carter) at the beginning of the school year. I normally like to read "Who's Behind the Door At School" before exploring the school to see who is REALLY behind the doors! This book follows a similar theme. 

Take a look at that adorable red schoolhouse. Are you as obsessed with children's book illustrations as I am?! The book asks the reader "Who's in the little red schoolhouse?"

And answers, "It's your new buggy classmates and your nice teacher too".... and this pops out.....

Adorable! And no photo will do it justice. I spent a long time looking at all the bugs in this book. It will be a hit with your students - there is so much to see!

The book then travels through different places at school and asks 'who' is hiding.

The reading box, the art box, the math box, sports box, lunch box, history, music and science box! 

Look at these precious spelling bees! 

The book concludes with an amazing playground of bugs! It is truly captivating! 

I think this book makes such a wonderful introduction to the idea of different aspects and people at school. It would make a great catalyst for discussion on being together at school, yet celebrating the diversity of people and subjects. 

Not to mention the delicious illustrations. Yes, I just said delicious to describe bugs. They are ADORABLE! 

Your students will be itching to have a go at drawing some too, I just know it. My daughter was captivated with the fun, bright and whimsical illustrations.

I made this little directed drawing worksheet, should you like to give your students a little guidance with their drawing!

We did one in my new favourite pencils - Micador Colourfun Pencils - they are water-soluble! 

After colouring, you can dab on a little water with a fine brush

to achieve a watercolour effect! Love that too! 

You can grab this worksheet from google drive by clicking

And also, find more directed drawings in my TpT store! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and remember to head over to Deanna's blog to find more adorable children's books!


Zoe said...

Such a cute book! Thanks for sharing :)

Oh the Little Wonders

Jean M said...

I can see a book purchase coming on! LOVE the playground! How cool is that? I can just imagine the response from the kids too. Thanks for the drawing guide. Awesome!

Indiana said...

I live in Australia so can I please ask where you purchased the book?
I remember when you posted ..maybe last year...about Who's Behind the Door? I went in search of that book and was able to obtain a copy. My teaching team went on to do a writing task based on that book. So thank you, thank you!

Jen R said...

That book looks so cute!! I already have your alphabet directed drawings. I'm going to need your BTS set too! :)
♥ Jen
Teacher by the Beach

Doodle Bugs said...

I simply adore you! ❤️❤️

Mel - From the Pond said...

Indiana, I got this at Big W! :)

Sharon Dudley said...

Thank you, Mel! I've never seen this book before - how cool! Our new reading series, Wonders, also has a week on bugs, so it will be perfect.

Sharon Dudley, NBCT
Teaching with Sight