Friday, 9 March 2012

Our new student!

This week we had a new student join the class.  Can you see him in this picture?

No?  OK, here is a closer look.

He (or she!) is a Monarch caterpillar.  So far he has been spending his day munching and crunching through the leaves on our swan plant.  We have been reading about the life cycle of a Monarch Caterpillar and we are looking forward to seeing our caterpillar turn into a chrysalis and then hatch into a beautiful butterfly!  Hopefully we will get to watch these changes happen and maybe Mrs Harrington will even be able to video them so we can share it on our blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hi.I also have monarch caterpillars in my classroom. We have let 2 butterflys go in the school grounds. Do you know how to tell whether the butterfly ismale or female.
    FromMrs Lee ( Mrs Harrington's Mum in Rotorua)