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Over the weekend, my teaching partner found Monarch butterfly eggs.  She picked the leaves they were on and put them in a clear plastic container adding holes in the top for air.  She brought them in for our class to see.  The children were mesmorized!

This morning, we checked the eggs and 3 of them hatched into tiny caterpillars.  Some of the children drew pictures of the container with leaves, eggs and the new caterpillars and asked if we could hang the pictures on the wall above the container.

This will be a great opportunity for our kindergarten children to see a real butterfly life cycle happen, instead of just reading or listening about one.  I am looking forward to watching the transformation myself!

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