Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Lesson 5.5

The Weekly Reader Connections feature on Kids' Place Houghton Mifflin Math provides children with additional practice with the skills taught in the Curriculum Connection feature in their student books.

The “A Butterfly's Body” activity asks your students to find how many antennae and wings there are on two butterflies and to identify the number sentence that would show the number of wings there are altogether.

You might wish to share this information about the butterfly's anatomy with children:
  • A butterfly is an insect. Like all other insects, the butterfly has six legs and three body parts called the head, the thorax, and the abdomen.
  • A butterfly has compound eyes that let it see in many directions at once.
  • A proboscis is attached to the butterfly's head. It works like a straw and is used to suck sweet nectar from flowers.

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