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Monday, June 18, 2012

Our butterflies

Our caterpillars arrived towards the end of April. Look at how tiny they were then. They had special food in the container so we didn't need to feed them. We kept a close eye on them each day and noticed how they were eating and eating and getting fatter and fatter.
After a few weeks they made cocoons (another name for a cocoon is a chrysalis) and we gave each one a neme. We called them Lilly, Cookie, Ella, Juzzy and Flutterella.
 We then put our five cocoons in our special little Butterfly Garden.
After about two weeks in the cocoon beautiful butterflies emerged from the cocoons and we brought them outside and set them free.

 They are painted Lady butterflies.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Caterpillar to butterfly

We watched 5 teeny tiny caterpillars grow into big fat caterpillars, form a chrysalis and then turn into 5 beautiful butterflies.  We released the butterflies on a nice day.

We made some fantastic art and  we all the know the lifecycle of the butterfly really well!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Junior infant butterflies

About 5 weeks ago we received a very special package and in the package was a jar with 5 caterpillars. They were tiny. We watched them grow biggger and longer and fatter like in the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Then they spun a cocoon each and we had five cocoons. We transferred the cocoons into a little net garden. And we watched and we waited. We arrived back at school after a very long weekend and we had 5 butterflies.We were so excited and we let them fly off today into the breezy sunny day.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Butterfly release

Releasing our butterflies: Junior infants

All of our five coccoons hatched and it was time to set our butterflies free!