The preschool class has been studying the butterfly life cycle. This photo is one of the ten butterflies that we watched grow from a caterpillar and emerge as a butterfly.
Larvae were ordered from Carolina Biological Supply.
The children were fascinated with the caterpillars and checked them daily for growth. They also read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Insect specimens inside acrylic blocks showing the butterfly life cycle were set out at the science table for children to explore.
Gao, Laoshi has been teaching the children Chinese vocabulary related to butterflies.
After the butterflies emerged they were released from the habitat.
While I was on vacation I visited the Smithsonian’s Butterfly exhibit. These are a few of the pictures I took to share with the children.Little Pandas Preschool
I have a home daycare and it is such an inspiration to read your blog. Thank you for sharing your great ideas! I wish I would have more space for the children so I could use more of them 🙂
Thank you for the compliment. I came across a blog last night that was featured in Freshly Pressed about small daycare spaces. http://mysmallpotatoes.com/2012/05/30/an-educators-guide-to-creating-learning-spaces-in-small-places/ Her blog is wonderful, very inspiring and may help you with your space.
Thank you so much for the link, I will chek it out 🙂