Dear Family,

I’ve been turned into a big insect! Everything is so much bigger, and I feel so insignificant. My legs feel so funny now, apart from the fact that I have six of them. I have a heavy hard shell, and two long antennae.

Although everything’s much different, some things are easier. I can feel with my antennae, and finally, I can hold a book, the TV remote, a drink, AND food at the same time!

From, your family insect.

p.s. Mom, I told you that that shirt was too big!

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These pieces were composed during the May 13th session of the Science Creative Literacy Symposia. During this day, students examined the many wonders of insects (using microscopes, and from resin collections, as well as from the Spencer Entomology Collection). Afterwards, students were then asked to design their own insect, as well as compose a postcard written as if they had been turned into an insect. More pieces from this class can be seen here.