Kindergarten has started a mini-unit on fireflies. Students have been engaged reading fiction and non-fiction books. We have learned that adult lightening bugs live only a few weeks. They also use their lights as a form of communication. Fireflies drink water. The kids were excited to learn that a particular species of fireflies trick other species to come close to them and then eat them up!
The Lonely Firefly is a wonderful book by Eric Carle. Several students shared they had read this book in preschool. We also enjoyed the fiction book Sam and the Firefly. We will be writing facts about lightening bugs and practice some non-fiction reading strategies as we continue to learn about this incredible insect.