Influence

I was putting my things on the student desks to get my purse and camera out of the cabinet. I looked over and saw this insect menagerie on two of my girls' desks. They will make sure to set them free tomorrow. I tell them I don't want them to keep the poor guys more than one day. They need to be free.

The water in the first cup is sugar water...I found out that this student brought sugar to make sugar water for her insect catching quest at recess. Notice the specimen numbering system! Wow.

The middle cup is a moth of course. The last cup has a lady bug. I think the first cup is to recapture the moth she let loose in our room yesterday...string in sugar water....to lure it back in. I will have to ask tomorrow.

I am going to MISS these kids come May 24.

Do you think the fact that I notice and take photos of insects has influenced them?

Other shots for today:
Stone cold ….fruits?
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-3/2012-05-02
Life
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-2/2012-05-02
LOL... this looks like my house... minus the string and numbering.. but Oskar currently has a caterpillar and a moth, which he has named, "Mothy" lol. He had 2 snails up until yesterday too... he set them free when we found the ones I got shots of yesterday.
posted May 3rd, 2012  
@ozziehoffy Some kids surely love bugs. I wonder how many end up entomologists?
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Oh I think you might be more of an example for them than you might realize.
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Yes, when kids know their teacher likes it, they will like it too. Unique.
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Sure looks like you're a real big influence! Nice shot of their work and your day!
posted May 3rd, 2012  
This amazing
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Absolutely you have influenced them if only by making them more aware of bugs! Cool capture!
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Oh no, kids never pay attention to what grown-ups do. lol
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Those kids are going to miss you too!!!
posted May 3rd, 2012  
yes I do!!! Probably all your influence... cute!
posted May 3rd, 2012  
I ate bugs as a kid and no, I'm not an entomologist :) I'm sure your pictures have influenced them, which is pretty awesome.
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Wow, that's really creative and industrious of them to do this! I never would have thought to put string in water to lure a bug! Great!!
posted May 3rd, 2012  
I love the way your love of insects has been passed on to them - this is a really great "spur-of-the moment" science lesson!
posted May 3rd, 2012  
I'm sure you must be a big influence to them and that can only be a good thing. Well done xx
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Oh no doubt you have influenced them. Who knows, you may have encouraged the next famous photographer.
posted May 3rd, 2012  
Yep appears you have a great influence on them. Nice job gotta love a teacher.
posted May 3rd, 2012  
@ozziehoffy @digitalrn @sailingmusic @marlboromaam @kimmistephens @grammyn @olivetreeann @ljm @carrapeta00 @janmaki @2thgirl @sparkleplenty1 @psychographer @maggie2 @hollandcrew Okay guys! Update! I asked the girls today what the string was for. They said that it is attached to the plastic cap so they can pull it up and refill it with the sugar water....very inventive!
posted May 3rd, 2012  
@espyetta Smart kids .....but that is because they have such a smart teacher! ;~}
posted May 3rd, 2012  
@grammyn Nah...most of them are smarter than I am. haha
posted May 4th, 2012  
@espyetta Doubt it!
posted May 4th, 2012  
L am sure they would be influenced by your shots , because they are cool, and also your enthusiasm ...as a parent, we love our kids to get teachers like you:)
posted May 5th, 2012  
Interesting composition! love your teaching style! :)
posted May 5th, 2012  
reminds me of the song "children will listen"; children do pay attention no matter how much we try to conceal anything to them. and when you get your students interested in things they normally won't care for, it means you are a good teacher. kudos, MB.
posted May 7th, 2012  
hehe it's fun!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@rachelwon1122 Yes, I have let you guys go totally out of control with the bug ranch...but it is the end of the year, so it is okay. Just don't start off next year trying to put bugs on your desk. Your teacher needs you paying attention! :))
posted May 10th, 2012  
haha okay!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Great shot MaryBeth and brings back so many memories ♥
posted May 13th, 2012  
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