Friday, April 20, 2012

Wild about Worms!

Our class couldn't wait to meet a group of tiny, slimy, wiggly friends this week :)  We're talking about worms, of course!  Before we were introduced to the little creatures, we read the book "The Diary of a Worm" and watched a Wild Kratts worm video on PBS (see this month's page to learn more).  We learned that worms don't have ears, eyes, a nose, or feet like the other animals we've learned about- only a mouth.  We practiced finding the worms heads by first locating the ring band that goes around their body.  The Kratts video also taught us that worms prefer not to come out when it is sunny because it can take away their moisture and hurt their bodies.  They can, however, come out in the rain as it is easy for them to move around in.  Since they don't have feet or legs, they have to move around by contracting and expanding their bodies like an accordian.  Worms live in underground tunnels and have a diet that consists of leaves, plants, and fruit.  Farmers love worms because they help make the soil ready to grow crops.  The girls in our class seemed to be the really adventurous ones when it came to handle the worms- they 'dug' right in!  We had some guys, on the other hand, who didn't want to be within 10 feet of the squirmy friends!  Check out our pictures and videos below to see what our encounter was like:




















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3 comments:

  1. Awww...The children look like they were having so much fun and really enjoyed the worms. I love the fact that we can now see more of what the children do in class. Thank you so much for your support and love for the kids.

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  2. Thank-you! You are so sweet! I am so glad the site has been helpful. I only wish that I could add to it faster! The kids really enjoy updating it in class and deciding which pictures they want to include. They are such an amazing group of kiddos- very easy to love :)

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  3. How cute are they?! Of course my child won't touch the worm. She did tell me all about them and how much she enjoyed the worms.

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