Eva and Zac are captivated
Tobias connects the dots - he links the process with the photographs we have displayed
Cooper is mesmerised
So is Levi
Finally, the process was finished and the caterpillar skin dropped to the ground.
Earlier that morning we had been examining it's progress so it was very fortuitous that some of us witnessed it, sad for those who had a strong interest in the morning who missed it though, maybe next time.
Tiana too...and Lila, Zac, Toby
plus Matilda and Lucia.
We also had another 'girl' butterfly emerge....
Jaiden is enthralled
and Tiana points out an important fact - the butterfly is out!
and Chloe watches closely.
Adele was fascinated, she waited until the crowds had gone then spent a quiet few minutes examining it.
While we waited for the butterfly wings to dry and the caterpillar to prepare for it's change into chrysalis, Kindergarten activities carried on and it was interesting to see the links children made.
Chloe made a butterfly and took it over to relate it
Ellie came in with some paspalum, "Look, it's like a caterpillar"
So it is!
I wonder if it will be a boy or a girl? How do we know? Chloe knows!! She runs off to find the book to establish the butterfly sex.
A boy has black spots on it's wings.
Here it is, wonder what it is.....
A ha, it has black spots on it's wing, so it is a BOY!
Lila, Ellie and Jaiden share information
Resources are available to examine and discuss.
Children working on creating butterflies.
Today, another butterfly hatched just before we arrived at kindergarten so this caused a great interest.
As we waited for it's wings to dry children engaged in learning.....
Tiana created a fabulous butterfly, caterpillar and chrysalis screen print
and the dough table demonstrated a different angle on literacy ....
Naomi and Lucia joined in too.
Now, it's time to set our butterfly free - it didn't go far.....
Soon we had our own butterflies fluttering around....Erin and Lila made beautiful butterflies
"Karen, our towels are our wings, we are butterflies!"
So much to learn through such a simple everyday happening.
Documented by Karen.