Friday, August 5, 2011

Our unit on Butterfly - Part I

We did a unit on butterfly and had so much fun in the process.  With D, usually a good book from the library gets her interested in a unit.  We read the two books on butterflies and their lifecycle (links below).  I bought a life cycle set from amazon and used that for the concrete representation of the lifecycle stages.  I did not print any life cycle cards, but instead created a file with different kinds of butterflies and went through those.

Some highlights of what we learnt:

  • Metamorphosis of a butterfly through the life-cycle stages
  • Molting of the caterpillar
  • Migration of monarchs
  • Hibernation
  • Milkweeds
  • Butterfly garden
  • Different parts of a butterfly
  • Differences between a butterfly and a moth
We did a simple project to create a caterpillar using pom-poms.

It was extremely easy and D assembled and glued her caterpillar with very little guidance from me.  Here is her finished caterpillar. Isn't he cute!

We also made some butterflies using coffee filters and wooden clothespins, but I don't have pictures for those!

We also extended this to our play and I will follow this up in another post!

Here are the links to amazon for some of the things that we used for this unit.

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