The Bumblebee Queen English/Language Arts Standards K.1.1 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book. K.1.2 Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page. K.1.3 Understand that printed materials provide information.
For a teacher’s workshop recently, I was asked to share some ideas about using THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN (Charlesbridge) in the context of math. Below are some of my informal ideas. I’m sure they will spark lots more activities in educators out there. Let me know what you do! BUMBLEBEE MATH (A mathematical look at …
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The bumblebee queen
begins the spring
below ground and all alone.
She digs out. She flies.
Hungry, she seeks flowers.
She drinks nectar with
her long hairy tongue.
Kids and educators intrigued by my book The Bumblebee Queen, there’s finally a truly great publication I can send you to for follow up. This has been on my wish-some-expert-would-write-this dream list for years. Hooray for USDA and all the authors involved! Fisheries biologist John Magee in NH, thanks for giving me the heads up …
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Check it out! Kids did a bumblebee study that was published in a major science journal, Science. Article about their article here. Yes, I’m still following bumblebee news, to share it with those of you reading and creating materials to go with my book, The Bumblebee Queen. Here are some other activities, within this site, …
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Read The Bumblebee Queen. Pull out the chewiest, most evocative vocabulary and put it on sticky notes. Then move around the words to make a poem of your own.
Here are some ideas, sketched out, for what educators might do with the book, THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN. BUMBLEBEE MATH (A mathematical look at The Bumblebee Queen by April Pulley Sayre) BEING A MATH DETECTIVE (Building number literacy and sensitivity) After a first read of the book, as a story, look through …
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