Our caterpillars arrived 3 weeks ago. We enjoyed watching the caterpillars grow every day, turning into a pupa, and finally coming out of their pupa as a beautiful butterfly! We studied each stage of the butterfly life cycle, and the students made a little book about the different stages.
We also did some fun stuff with Eric Carle's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
In college I did an author study on Eric Carle. One of our assignments was to pick a book and make something that connects with the book. I wanted to make something that would last through my teaching years.
My mom and I worked together to make a felt board. I shared this with my students. I gave each student a felt illustration, and when I read about what they had, they came to put it up on the board.
...I would eat 1 apple, 2 cakes, 3 lollipops, 4 cheese, 5 cookies, 6 pumpkins, 7 oranges, 8 chicken, 9 pie, 10 pears, 11 grapes.
She made sure to include it ALL in her picture!