the project with K-W-L with caterpillars/butterflies. Overall,
the students did not know a lot about butterflies so I
anticipated a high learning curve. I was not disappointed. The
students were eager to get started.
We had live
larvae in the class. The students spent many hours observing
them. We wrote daily in our caterpillar logs. The students spent
time learning about the life cycle, using appropriate
terminology. We spent a lot of time drawing butterflies in our
sketchbooks and then creating using different tools (pastels,
scissors, drawing with both hands simultaneously, paint
were unsuccessful with the real butterflies appearing in our
class, we kept up our enthusiasm with the stain glass (coloured
tissue paper) butterflies we hung from the ceiling. Students
were keen to write poems about caterpillars and butterflies. We
ended with a journal entry, �How does the caterpillar change
into a butterfly?�
enjoyed viewing the pictures submitted to the �Dancing
with the Butterflies� blog. Please click
see more of our work.
Butterflies in the Classroom
Graeme�s answer to the journal entry: I think the
caterpillar will change into a butterfly because it
eats a lot of food.
Taryn wrote the following poem:
Pretty Little Butterfly
see a butterfly, wings like glass and spots
and a little sipper for nectar.
butterfly, a pretty sight
artwork with a paint cake
Kidpix by Mac(Grade 2)
1 of 15 pictures he had for his lifecycle slide show