Monday, June 20, 2011


We had this ever-growing yellow-jacket's nest on our front porch.  Dad sprayed this nest twice without luck, so we finally called in exterminators.  But in the meantime, we did some reading about wasps from a free download by Homeschool Bits. We learned that wasps are extremely beneficial. Nearly every pest insect on Earth is preyed upon by a wasp species.  Unfortunately, this nest was right next to our front door (and yellow jackets are aggressive.  I was once stung over 70 times by yellow jackets -- long story, but I was trying to protect a girl on a horse back riding trip.)

I sure love the materials put out by Homeschool Bits  (DD did a very cute sunflower lapbook a couple of months ago which is where I first encountered her wonderful products).  I was very happy to find these learning cards about wasps (as well as spiders, cockroaches, bats, and deer ) offered by her free at currclick! Wow!! I've been so impressed by all the units/lapbooks we've purchased and her prices are amazing (50 cents to a dollar... often for close to 50 pages of materials!)

These are the cards from Homeschool Bits. You can cut each page to make four cards, but I chose to bind them together for the kids to read while eating. (Yes, our dining room table is often covered with books. Some of our best reading happens around the table.)  She has fascinating information on each card! We've all learned quite a bit from these cards--cockroaches can live for a week without their heads! 


  1. You've been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award.

  2. Thank you so much, Jenny. I'm very touched! It always brings a smile to have such nice comments and gestures. You made my day! ~Liesl