Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Over the last few days we have done some activities about the life cycle of a butterfly.  The kids are so excited to have our own caterpillars to watch and observe.  Four out of five caterpillars are in a chrysalis. So we're keeping our fingers crossed that the 5th one will climb on up and join the others.
The kids had lots of fun making the life cycle out of noodles and marshmallows.
 They also made a book about the life cycle of the butterfly.  I randomly grouped the kids into 3 groups and they worked together to create a book.  They had to incorporate each life cycle stage and facts that they had learned.
Afterwards, they were able to design the front cover.  Some of my kids even made a table of contents and an index!!! (That made me so excited because I've been drilling text features ALL YEAR!)
I can't wait to do more fun activities in the next few days. Stay tuned for a "tasty sweet treat"!
Until next time,


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! I taught 2nd grade for 5 years and loved it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    :) Dana

  2. How fun!! Welcome to blogging! You are going to become SO addicted! :) Everyone is so awesome! Thanks for coming by my blog! I'm your newest follower!
    Rowdy in Room 300