I am an entomologist (June 2015) 1

I am an entomologist and this is what I do.

I study bugs and insects, and you can do it, too.

I am an entomologist and this is what I know.

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It’s an insect, not a spider!

It has six legs instead of eight…

Three on this side, three on that side,

And it’s crawling on my plate.

(to the tune of “Oh my darlin’ Clementine”)


Rebecca memorized these two poems when she was in kindergarten… we had lots of fun times and experiences in public school! And these were especially fun because entoI am an entomologistmologists have a special place in our family.

I am not an entomologist. But my Dad is. In fact, at one time he was the only Board-certified entomologist west of the Mississippi. Perhaps he still is, not sure…

Anyway, that resulted in lots of adventures and learning opportunities growing up, and
I may write about them another time. But now it’s a blessing to my kids.

When we started homeschooling, my parents were serving a mission in Germany. But within a month of their return home, I had Grandpa on science duty, teaching and supplementing my lessons with his expertise. And what a great teacher he is!! He plans and prepares and teaches and takes them on amazing field trips. I am grateful and humbled at the time and effort he puts into making their educational experiences meaningful. I sure couldn’t do what he does!

Thanks, Dad! You are the entomologist.

We are- and try to be- House Upon a Rock.


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