Scholars in class 3K2, with Ms. Shlansky and Ms. Jimenez, have completed a science unit where they learned about the lifecycle of a butterfly! They learned that a butterfly starts out as an egg and then hatches into a caterpillar. The caterpillar eats and eats and eats some more and then transforms into a chrysalis. While the caterpillar is inside the chrysalis it slowly changes into a butterfly. When the butterfly emerges, the young scientists learned that butterflies have to let its wings dry before it can fly and be free!
Students were able to watch the growth of butterflies with a Insect Lore Butterfly Garden Kit, gifted by Ms. Nuez (PS4's Librarian)! The kit is made from mesh and includes a feeding dropper! The kit allowed for Ms. Shlansky to receive five baby caterpillars and food! After three weeks, students in 3K2 watched caterpillars transform from chrysalises into beautiful Painted Lady butterflies!
Congratulations to 3K2 on their successful butterfly unit!