July 30

Ladybugs

Beauty and the Beast!

A few weeks ago we went on a field trip to Rose Canyon and we saw three ladybugs. Ladybugs are very interesting to learn about. There are 2 different kinds of ladybugs, one without spots and the other with spots. Maybe you’re wondering what do ladybugs eat? Where do they live? Well lets find out!

What do ladybugs eat? Ladybugs eat aphids. Aphids are soft bodied insects that are typically yellow, green, and brown with sucking mouthparts. Ladybugs also eat other insects like mealybugs, scale insects, and mites.

Where do they live? Ladybug lives almost anywhere but they prefer warmer areas. Some also live in open space, like the Rose Canyon. They could live on flowers or plants. Ladybugs live where they can find prey.

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Posted July 30, 2013 by Mrs. McKelvey in category Student Posts

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Hello my name is Karen McKelvey and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Curie Elementary School in San Diego, California. I began teaching at Curie Elementary in 2002. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great community. I love blogging with my students as it provides them with an authentic audience for their work. Collaborative group work and project-based learning are key components of my classroom. I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2010. Many of the concepts/pedagogy and technologies I learned about in this program, like learning management systems, Google tools, and blogs are implemented in my classroom. Technology plays a key role in the learning that occurs in our classroom. We don’t learn about technology, we learn with technology. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate writing, research skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more on a daily basis.

2 thoughts on “Ladybugs

  1. Laurie Escalante

    So is it true that the difference between a lady bug with spots and one without is their gender. I’ve always wondered about this

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  2. Haley

    Dear Mrs. Mckelvey,
    I did not know that the spot depend on the gender, that was really cool to learn that! I love your post because it is cool to learn about living things, especially bugs! Once again great post!
    From Your Classmate,
    Haley

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