Friday, February 24, 2012

Caterpillar Excitement

Today before morning tea one of our class pets, (a Caterpillar) climbed up to the top of  the bamboo stick which was stuck into the soil beside our classroom swan plant. Everyone gathered around the plant to watch and find out what was happening. The caterpillar was moving into his new home, the Chrysalis. As the caterpillar was transforming everybody gazed with amazement. Mrs. K. recorded the stages while Mrs. F. took some close up photos. The caterpillar wriggled his skin off. It looked he was like wriggling out of his black and yellow striped sleeping bag. A green sheet came over the little wriggly caterpillar.  He was going into his changing room! Soon we will have beautiful Monarch butterflies fluttering around the classroom. I can’t wait! 


  1. Hello Michaela!
    What an amazing experience to see this happening in your clasroom! I love the way you described the way the caterpillar shed its skin,'like wriggling out of his yellow and black stripped sleeping bag'.
    I am really looking forward to seeing the photos of the butterflies - it will be a little while before we see any butterflies here in the UK!
    Keep up the great writing,
    Mrs R :)

    1. Thank you,
      Yes, It was an AMAZING experience!
      -Michaela (St Mary's Mosgiel)