Jessica: Yesterday during small group time, we went outside to look for the roly-polies, remember?
Jessica: Where did we go find the roly-polies?
Girl: In the grass, because they like to live where it's so wet.
Jessica: The roly-polies live in the dark, wet, moist areas. How do you know that?
Girl No. 2: Because they live under the dirt.
Jessica: Because it lives under the dirt. Yes, and under — and where it's dark. Today, we're gonna observe our roly-polies. We're gonna use our senses to find something out. We may use our eyes to look at the roly-polies, or we need to touch them to find out what it feels like. Oh, here's one. That's a real roly-poly.
[Children talking indistinctly]
I'm gonna pass them out, yes.
Girl: There's a lot of them. It tickles.
Jessica: Does it tickle when you touch it?
Girl: Yeah. [Laughter]
Jessica: So, when you pick it up, it tickles?
[Girl talks indistinctly]
Oh, it does tickle. You're right.
Girl No. 3: A baby one! A baby!
Jessica: How do you know that that's the baby one?
Girl No. 3: It's white.
Jessica: It's white. Remember when we talked about during small group time that the rolypolies that are born are white and clear?
Girl No. 4: I dropped it.
Jessica: Are you using your magnifying glass to look at the roly-polies?
Girl No. 5: A worm!
Jessica: Oh! Sometimes we might find some worms inside the — the soil. Does the worm look like the roly-poly?
Girl No. 5: No.
Jessica: No? What does that worm look like?
Girl No. 5: Wiggly.
Jessica: It wiggles. Yours is crawling up your hand.Close
Watch Teacher Jessica interact with a group of preschool children as they explore and learn about roly poly bugs.