What’s Buggin’ You?
What's Buggin' You? Can insects be helpful to us? Today, let's explore some ways insects can help provide food and keep our environment healthy!

Today’s Activities

Watch & Read

Read this article and find out how bugs might be good….to eat!

Brain Teasers!

Brain Teasers! Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems! 

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills! 

Worksheet 1 

Worksheet 2


Decomposers! Let’s take a virtual field trip this week to Foothill Horizons Outdoor School here in Tuolumne County, then head out to your own back yard to see what decomposers you can find. Can you make a table to categorize and count decomposers in your yard? Can you come up with questions about the data in your table? Here’s an example. 

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Speech and Language

Focus on giving information: If you could change the name of the area you live in, what would you change it to? Discuss with someone in your home, the new name you would give your town and why you chose that name?

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Year in Review

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Fail Forward

Fail Forward

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Field Day!

Field Day!

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