Our class pets are caterpillars. Caterpillars turn into butterflies. Now our caterpillars are cocoons.
They started out as super tiny. Then they grew super fat. Then yesterday they turned into a cocoon.
The cocoon looks like a woodchip.
Can you see them?
Two of them did not make it. There is one who is still waiting and I bet he is going to turn into his cocoon today.
Soon they will turn into butterflies. They squeeze out of the cocoon until they turn into a butterfly.
We used to feed them. At first we fed them special things, and now we feed them leaves. I think they get fat because they eat lots to turn into a cocoon. Another name for a cocoon is a chrysalis.
They are living in an aquarium in our classroom. They are sleeping in the cocoons right now. Their cocoons are hanging at the top of the aquarium. One is hanging in a jar. They are all at the top except that one guy. I wonder where the one who is still waiting will hang his cocoon?
The steps for becoming a butterfly are:
1. Super tiny egg
2. Super super tiny caterpillar
3. They get fat
4. They turn into cocoons
5. Then they turn into a butterfly or a moth.
What is your favourite kind of butterfly or moth? Have you ever seen a caterpillar turn into a cocoon and then a butterfly? Please leave me a note and let me know! Thank you!
This post was written entirely by Q, age 6. He enjoys sharing his Q’s views with you and hopes you enjoy them too. He even took the pictures for today’s post. I am very proud.