Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Callie the Caterpillar!

Yesterday the kids discovered a really cool caterpillar on the slide. It was huge and bright green. We put it in a jar with some leaves and it immediately started spinning silk on the sides of the jar. Today, when I came to school, the caterpillar was nowhere to be found! Turns out, it had already made its cocoon underneath the lid of the jar! The kids named it Callie the Caterpillar and drew pictures of what the moth or butterfly might look like when it comes out of the cocoon. After the kids made their predictions, I did some research and identified the caterpillar as a Polyphemus Moth. Check out this site all about the Polyphemus moth!

The Cocoon

Roxaboxen joined us for the drawing activity

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