Praying Mantis

Have you ever studied the praying mantis?   On Tuesday I was walking with my student when we found a praying mantis using its street smarts using the crosswalk.  :)   

This led us to learning so much this week.  I changed all our other afternoon plans and replaced them with praying mantis items.  I found a couple videos online to show, word search, reading comprehension, and a writing assignment.  

I was also able to borrow a pet praying mantis for two days and during that time it laid its egg sack.  It was very exciting!  :) I had fun transporting it to and from school so my children could learn a little too.