Monday, March 24, 2014

Butterflies Part One

With Spring here Selena decided she wanted to study Butterflies. We made some Butterflies last week using coffee filters and pipe cleaners. This morning we read a few books, then started discussing the life cycle of the butterfly.

Selena read Butterflies by Karen Shapiro which does a very nice job of explaining the life cycle of a butterfly. I read a book titled Life Cycles The Butterfly by Diana Noonan to Selena. This book broke the life cycle down into very specific steps which were short enough for any level and great illustrations.

Selena described the life cycle of the butterfly to me, as I drew it on the white board, then we used one of our butterflies from last week, and construction paper to make the above photo of the life cycle of a butterfly. This was not new information for Selena but she did learn that the Caterpillar sheds it skin up to 4 times before it is ready to form it's chrysalis.

Stay tuned as we learn more about butterflies throughout the week.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a great part of homeschooling - to be able to follow students' interest and take them where they want to go...