This year in 4th Grade we studied the Butterfly life cycle, using live butterflies. Students were able to observe them in their caterpillar, eating and growing phase (The Hungry Caterpillar was so true). See them forming into a chrysalis (where the true metamorphosis takes place). Finally, watching them emerge as a beautiful Painted Lady adult butterfly. After more careful observation we released them, and stood spellbound as they soared into the sky. When we returned to the classroom we then made a Writing-Science Connection, by writing poems about the butterflies’ life cycle that had to include at least 2 stages.
Miss Laforest

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