Today we began to discuss the life cycle of a butterfly. We created our own life cycle pieces of art with a multimedia approach of construction paper, water color, and crayon. They're looking great.
Then we met our caterpillars. Yep! Real caterpillars. Did you know that we raise butterflies in the classroom in first grade. Neither did we. It was a great surprise. Over the next four (ish) weeks we will be observing, drawing, writing, and talking about the changes happening to our little creatures. Then we will let them free! Today we put our first observations into our journals. We are working on short but detailed observations with an emphasis on the changes happening.