I love teaching and learning with young children, this is where I share my ideas.
Welcome to Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten! My class blog is the place I share information about some of the fun learning activities we are doing at school. I hope to provide parents with insight into what we are doing, and why, and to share ideas with other early childhood educators. Please don't use the photos or text of this blog without permission, but please do use any ideas you find useful. Thank you for stopping by!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
We've watched as our painted lady caterpillars grew large,
and even as they hatched last week and today.
We've seen their long proboscis sucking up juice from an orange,
and provided them with flowers too.
We've learned a lot from watching them, but butterflies aren't meant to live in a cage, let alone inside. It was time to release them.
Several of the butterflies were ready, sitting on the net as close to freedom as they could get without a little help.
Most of them flew away quickly, but the last few took their time.
This one sat on my hand as I went from child to child, giving everyone one last close up visit before it too flew.
This one knew a good thing, and stayed a little longer to drink it's fill.
What a wonderful experience!
If you're raising butterflies too, you may like these butterfly resources I made to go along with this experience. You can see them here and here.