Wanting to capitalize on their interest, we headed down to the library to find some books that showed pictures of centipedes and provided some interesting information. We spent time looking through them and putting sticky notes on pages we thought had important information.
Discussing the books together.
Looking everywhere for that tricky centipede!
Some of the children were interested in creating a trap to catch the centipede. Miss Rahman helped them out!
We turned our sand center into a garden, complete with lots of plastic insects to play with.
The trap is almost ready...
Others still wanted to make their traps. We read in one of our books that centipedes like to chase worms down their worm holes. We placed a 'worm' in the trap in order to attract the centipede. We also thought they might like leaves, so we put those in there as well.
Just before leaving we placed the trap on the floor near the original centipede sighting. The children are hoping to return to school on Monday and find their centipede! We can't wait to see what shows up in the trap!