Of course, if you are going to learn about ants, you must discuss homophones and read the beloved FIAR title, Truman’s Aunt Farm. Oh how I love this book. We discussed homophones one day and the girls really got into this lesson and discovering new homophones that they already knew about and could tell me.
The ant lapbook from HSS goes perfectly with this study of ants! There are also some resources for Truman’s Aunt Farm on HSS that you can find here.
To decorate our lapbooks a little bit we created fingerprint ants! They turned out super cute! We discussed that ants have 3 main body parts to their anatomy – and we made these with our fingerprints. The head, the thorax and abdomen. We learned all about the different types of ants and the different jobs they do. We watched our own ants and figured out what jobs they had!!
Here are some other book titles we read:
One Hundred Hungry Ants
Ant and Grasshopper
National Geographic Readers: Ants
Are You an Ant?
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