Here is the 6S class, excited to start collecting for our third week!
Thursday morning, the 6M class got to visit the trap for their first time. With a high of 8°C that day, we didn’t expect many findings but they were happy to be going outside to collect some data. Here’s what they had to say:
Oh come on! We didn’t catch any bugs in our malaise trap. I t was our first visit, so you couldn’t expect a lot of bugs. This morning it was -5°C. I wish we had found a least something!
Today was the first time we went to see the trap. I thought we were going to catch a lot of insects but we didn’t catch anything.
Today for the first time, my class went to see the trap. I personally think the trap is in a good place to catch bugs but it would help if it were warmer outside.
Thursday morning, the 6M class went to visit the trap for their first time. With a high of 8°C, we still didn’t have much luck catching anything. We are still hopeful that the sunshine will encourage the bugs to visit our trap. Here are a few messages from the students:
Today for the first time, my class went to see the trap. I personally think the trap is in a good place to catch bugs but it would help if it got warmer outside.
The 6S class went out Thursday morning to set the trap and have it ready to catch Monday morning. Here is a picture of the class, proudly showing off their trap and here’s what they had to say about it:
Today we set up our trap. It was really fun and we all got to put a peg into the ground. It was really fun to take silly pictures to post on the blog. It was also very nice of BIO to throw in a few little things like little pins, bookmarks, pencils, erasers and a bag.
-Maya Freynet 6S
I was happy when we put the trap up this morning because I’m so excited for this project. It was fun to put up the trap because my whole class worked as a team and we got to go outside to put the trap up. I think we put the trap in a good spot because it is in a garden so the flies might be more attracted to it.
-Caleb Dupras 6S
This morning, we set up the Malaise trap in the garden of the daycare yard. I think we are going to catch lots of bugs because we put the trap in the garden.
-Jérémie Chappellaz 6S
HI! Manitoba is a lovely place! I hope we find weird and cool insects! We already put up our trap. I was really fun. We took some funny pictures! We put our trap close to a tree so maybe the insects from the tree will go in it. I wonder if we can name any new insects we might find…
-Isabelle Sorin 6S
As we get ready to set up our Malaise trap tomorrow morning, our 6th grade students are anxious to see what kind of creatures we will catch over the next two weeks. Here are some thoughts from a few of our students:
My thinking for this project is that we’re going to have a lot of fun but it will be weird at the same time. I hope we catch a lot of bugs and maybe even some rare ones! I’m really excited for this project. Here in Winnipeg, it’s pretty warm and I guess we’re gonna get a lot of creepy crawlies!
-Saeed Saeed, 6M
Hey! We’re from Manitoba and we want to say hello and wish you good luck. We are so glad to be having this experience with a bunch of schools across the country. What if we find some poisonous spiders or scorpions? The experience seems fun and we hope we will do well!
-Gabriel Laplante, 6M
I think there will be a lot of flies – but they might be ones that aren’t discovered yet!. We are all excited about this activity because we want to know if there will be cool insects in the trap.
-Zacharie Bouchard, 6S
I can’t wait to get started on this project! I think it’s going to be really fun because we get to catch insects we might have never seen before. I wonder what kind of insects we’re going to find – probably a lot of flies and common flying bugs. I don’t think we will get a grasshopper – it’s not the right time of the year for them.
-Nastassja Loiselle, 6S