This past Friday we had a special visitor at school. One of the chrysalises that we had in our butterfly home, decided it was a good time to become a butterfly and popped out of its shell. Elvira discovered it in the morning. At first its wings were very droopy, most likely because it had just emerged. As the butterfly beat its wings it pumped more blood into them, and eventually it was good to go!
Vicki read us the story of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Then we went outside and gathered in a circle. Before we let the butterfly go we asked the children what they wanted to call it. Here were some of their suggestions:
We talked about how the name Flower was very fitting, since butterflies like to fly from flower to flower, sucking up their nectar. Then we opened the butterfly home and watched our newly hatched butterfly hop out. At first the butterfly was stayed on the home, but eventually Mr. Butterfly-Adeejo-Flower-Barney-X-Giraffey found its strength and took off! We hope our very hyphenated caterpillar, now butterfly is enjoying its freedom.
This is what it looks like when a bunch of kids are riveted to the story of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."
What shall we name our butterfly?
We reenact the story of "Caps for Sale"
Working on our fine motor skills by beading straw necklaces!