You know that book We're Going on a bear Hunt? Well, I was inspired by that book to take my class out on a Caterpillar Egg Hunt.
We took our magnifying glasses and our curiosity and went to search for eggs that we could bring back to the classroom.
There are huge trees all over the neighborhood that we all thought might be good places for butterflies to lay their eggs. Some of the children even thought that the butterflies could have laid them around the bottom of the trees.
5'4 me had to walk around on my tip toes and try to grab some leaves for each of the children to examine. They all thought it was super funny that Ms. Tessie couldn't reach very far up in the trees. Since I was unable to reach super high it meant our search was going to come up empty. But I didn't want to discourage them at least trying and it was good lesson on enjoying the journey and not just the end result.
Lucky for us, we had lady bugs and butterflies in our classroom to release. The Butterflies and Bees theme for the month had tons of ways for us to branch outside of the classroom. Which in my opinion is the best way to learn.
I hope you go out and search for caterpillar eggs with your children and remember......
Live Long and Keep Teaching!