My students are curious, hard-working kids that just happen to have severe and profound cognitive disabilities. They are eager to learn about the world around them and learn best with hands-on materials and activities.
Science group is a favorite activity in our classroom.
Each spring we order caterpillars online to study the butterfly life cycle. We read our favorite book: The Hungry Caterpillar and watch our caterpillars eat, grow, go into their cocoons and hatch into beautiful butterflies. The students love watching the caterpillars grow and change and are delighted and sad on the day we set our butterflies free.
Due to Distance Learning this year the students have not been able to experience the butterfly life cycle.
Every year my class studies the butterfly life cycle by watching caterpillars grow, go into their cocoons and hatch into butterflies. Due to distance learning this activity has had to take place virtually. I purchased a caterpillar kit and have been sharing pictures of the caterpillars with the students. Although the students have reacted to the photos, it is not the same as seeing the caterpillars in person.
I would love to provide each of my students with their own Butterfly nursery/caterpillar kit to use at home.With the assistance of family members each student would be able to experience the butterfly life cycle in an up close and personal way.
What a great way to learn about science and the environment! These kits could be delivered to my home and I could drop off the kits at each student's home. Please help support my students and their love of science.
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