You know it is spring when the caterpillars arrive and you break out the large butterfly habitats! My class is raising two jars of the Painted Lady butterflies this spring. We got those little critters last Thursday and, oh my goodness, they must have tripled in size over the weekend! My kiddos were astonished at how our caterpillars could barely fit in the little jars after only 4 days. We scrambled to get out our adorable journals from Little Bird Kindergarten and start observing and documenting the changes.
One of the "tricks of the trade" I use when we are observing any type of creature is to display them up on the "Big Screen" aka our Promethean Board (or what I affectionately call "The Monstrosity" as it takes up
Below are the pictures from today's observation of our caterpillars plus some old photos of the AntWorks gel ant farms. I will scour my files for the old photos of our Grow A Frog tadpoles in their "taddy tanks" on the Promethean Board as well. Enjoy!
What "tricks of the trade" do you use for observing little critters in your classroom? Hope you had a Happy Monday! Add a comment »