Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bouncey Picnic

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 12. We have 3 Butterflies!

just hatched

getting the colors

some of the color leaks

both have colors now

Picnic Menu

Tomorrow we hope to attend a local city event 'Bounce' that is promoting family fitness and fun. Miss K designed a menu for our picnic which included Oven 'Fried' Chicken, Blueberry Muffins and Hotdogs.
The muffins are from Miss K's Food network hero Alton Brown. Blueberry Muffins

The chicken tasted so close to Fried Chicken but it was skinless and Oven baked! It was adapted from an America's test kitchen recipe. This is the recipe

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 10 Moving the cocoons

Today we put the Cocoons in their new home.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Caterpillar Book of the day

Today's book study was 'From Caterpillar to butterfly' by Deborah Helligan.
It is part of the Lets read and find out about Science series.
The illustrations are beautiful and the story itself is great for Kindergarten and preschool (but informative enough to still be of interest to Grade 1 and 2).
The Princesses especially liked it because the 'star' of the story is the Painted Lady Butterfly (the very same species we have undergoing metamorphosis in our living room!)

We used the book to:
  • answer a list of comprehension questions.
  • color a Monarch Caterpillar life cycle chart
  • add some new words to our science dictionary
  • complete a word an definition matching worksheet for the words: cocoon, pupa, metamorphosis, proboscis, chrysalis and molting.
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Caterpillar Puppet

Here is the first puppet made for our Caterpillar lifecycle play which we will perform on Friday.

Day 7. All the Caterpillars are in a Cocoon.

One made his cocoon on the side

4 are hanging from the top.

If you look close you can see their little legs