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Lake Country Academy Students Go Bug-gy

September was a good time of year to get up close and personal with creepy crawly things, according to the second grade class of Ruth Smith at Lake Country Academy.  Anticipating their science curriculum on the study of insects, the students began capturing grasshoppers and beetles found in the grass and bushes around their homes and at school. Even a praying mantis and walking sticks found their way to the classroom terrarium.

A trip to Maywood Environmental Park added new discoveries when the children found ants tending their herd of aphids on the underside of a large leaf. Nigel Thiel’s grandfather, Keith Jacks visited the classroom to share the life of the honey bee.

The highlight of the insect unit was the display of student-made super-sized insects for the whole school to enjoy.

Second graders on the Maywood bridge

Keith Jacks shows second graders at Lake Country Academy his honey bees.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
October 6, 2011