May 31, 2011


 I dislike caterpillars but I do it for the kids and as I say to them, "They can't hurt me." As I worked away and helped the kids, my class photographer took pictures. She did a fabulous job! Perhaps it's her future career.
Our caterpillars arrived on Thursday (they were about 1 cm long) and it's taken a couple of days to put them into their new homes. The kids had a great time. We'll keep you posted with what we notice and observe. 
Thank you Hannah M. for taking the pictures.

Setting up the materials.

 Showing them how to pack down the materials.

Working hard to pack down their nutrients.

This one just doesn't want to come out.

 We had such a good batch this year that I didn't have enough vials for ALL of the caterpillars. I had to triple up on some of the caterpillars. I've never had to do that before. We'll see how they end up doing. I'm wondering if the more dominant caterpillar will take over and eat all of their food.


  1. April,
    Your blog is wonderful I love the photos you have posted on your blog of your caterpillars. Your photographer has done an amazing job. Your caterpillars look ready to eat, and grow and eat and grow and eat and grow - just like The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Perhaps your class will have their own stories to tell about their amazing caterpillars. I look forward to following the progress of your caterpillars and the changes they are about to undergo.

    I also wanted to invite you to come check out my wiki and my kids' blogs if you are interested. Here is the link to my wiki:
    - then choose Mrs. Hall's page
    - then choose Kid Blogs if you want to see our blogs.
    Thanks for sharing and I wish you a fabulous end to your school year.
    Take Care,
    Kathy Hall Grade 3 Aurora School Drayton Valley, AB
    Your fan from the Math Institutes with Geri and Collette.

  2. Hi Kathy,
    Of course I remember you. I'm so happy you dropped the class a comment. The kids were thrilled this morning when I showed them the pictures. Keep returning because we post often.

    I will check out your wiki this weekend. thank you for letting us know about it.

  3. I think that your caterpillers are a good bunch.



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