Wednesday, May 22, 2013

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Caterpillars and butterflies are pretty popular at LTIS and observing their life cycle is so exciting. Thanks to Annette's son Kieran, each of the preschoolers got their own caterpillar to follow as it transformed into a chrysalis and later a butterfly- what a magical process to watch and a great way to work on language, hone observation skills and learn about living things.
Lea and Carla with their caterpillars
Learning about the needs of living things- watching the caterpillars eat and drawing observations. We could actually see the caterpillars' little mouths chewing on the leaves! 
Nessyl proudly displaying her caterpillar drawing
Looking at each other's work
It is so great to have living things in the classroom! Lea and Annette carefully holding their caterpillars.
When the butterflies emerged from their chrysalis' the preschoolers went outside to open up the jars and watch them fly away.

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