пятница, 7 августа 2015 г.

Butterfly Life Cycle Resources & Free Printables

Butterfly Life Cycle Resources & Free Printables
Butterfly Life Cycle Resources & Free Printables

Butterfly Life Cycle Learning Labs & FREE Printables
We began our unit with a KWL chart and since

we visited a live butterfly exhibit and botanical garden


the week before we already knew a lot!


Butterfly life cycle KWL anchor chart
With our books at the ready and our charts all

in place my class was beyond excited to get started.


Or maybe it was the fact that our caterpillars had just arrived!


FREE printable butterfly life cycle bulletin board set
FREE printable butterfly life cycle bulletin board set

Free butterfly life cycle bulletin board set
You can download this free

Butterfly life cycle activities and learning labs
Each student received their own caterpillar

and of course, named them! Pure kid-heaven!


Butterfly life cycle activities and learning labs
We used our life cycle journals to

record dates and the changes we observed each day.


Butterfly life cycle activities and learning labs
Once the life cycle was complete and our last

butterfly emerged from it’s chrysalis


we analyzed and discussed the data we recorded.


Butterfly Life Cycle Activities, Learning Labs & FREE Printables
Students added the dates of significant changes

to a calendar. I then placed them in groups with these


discussion cards. They used their calendars to


compare dates and data, discuss with their friends, and


count the days between changes in the life cycle.


Butterfly Life Cycle Activities, Learning Labs & FREE Printables
Butterfly Life Cycle Activities, Learning Labs & FREE Printables

We learned some BIG words during this unit! My kiddos


were quite proud of themselves as they used words like


camouflage, metamorphosis, and pollinators during


our discussions and as we worked through our labs!


Butterfly Life Cycle Mini-lessons, Learning Labs & FREE Printables
Butterfly Life Cycle Mini-lessons, Learning Labs & FREE Printables

We had several mini-lessons along the way


and after each one we added our written responses


to our culminating projects, this foldable butterfly booklet.

Each piece of the booklet has a mini-lesson with

visuals or charts as well as a writing component.


I love to get my kids writing, especially about science!


Butterfly life cycle foldable lapbook
My kids were in all their glory as we did a little

pollination simulation!


Butterfly life cycle pollination activities
How do butterflies help plants grow? Here’s what we did

to find out. But first, we dressed up our fingers


as very hungry butterflies!


Butterfly life cycle pollination activities
To my kids, heaven on earth is a pipe cleaner

antennae wrapped around your finger!


100% engagement I tell ya!


Note to self: Do MORE with these!


Butterfly life cycle pollination activities
We talked about the bristles of the pipe cleaner being like

the tiny hairs on many insect’s feet.


Perfect for holding pollen.


Butterfly life cycle pollination lesson
I saved this mini-lesson until after our lab

so we could compare our findings to the lesson and talk more


about how butterflies help plants grow.


Oh, and what to do with all that leftover macaroni


now that you’ve used all the cheese?


Make macaroni commas of course!


FREE butterfly life cycle commas in a series printable
You can download this free printable:

To integrate math into our butterfly unit, we did this


teacher guided activity.


Integrating math into our butterflies unit~Students measured and comparedlengths a caterpillar crawled.
Students carefully placed their caterpillars on the page then

measured and compared the lengths of the paths


their caterpillars crawled.


Integrating math into our butterflies unit~Students measured and compared the lengths of the paths a caterpillar crawled.
Integrating math into our butterflies unit~Students measured and compared the lengths of the paths a caterpillar crawled.

I showed my class this absolutely incredible and BEYOND beautiful


video from Ted Talks on YouTube made by filmmaker


Louie Schwartzberg. Click on the picture to view it.


The Beauty of Pollination by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg on Ted Talks
The Beauty of Pollination by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg on Ted Talks

Well now, being a butterfly, or a caterpillar for that matter, is not


all sunshine and nectar. Butterflies have their problems too.


Butterfly life cycle problem solution activity
We matched some problems to solutions in the butterfly’s life cycle.

Butterfly life cycle / compound eye lesson
My class is completely enthralled with the compound eye,

although a tad bit offended that our eyes are just called


Compound eye learning lab
We used kaleidoscopes with this lab to help us imagine

life through an insect’s eyes and to compare


a compound eye to a simple eye.


Butterfly learning labs to integrate literacy, writing, and math during a life cycle of butterflies unit.
Our learning labs were definitely a highlight, but learning

about a butterfly’s life cycle continued across our curriculum.


Butterfly life cycle facts: True or false?
During our literacy centers we held a

“butterfly bop” and bopped around the room to


determine if butterfly “facts” were true or false.


Butterfly life cycle foldable lapbook
Butterfly life cycle foldable lapbook

of our mini-books and writing to our butterfly booklets


to display at our Spring open house next week!


If you need more resources for your own butterfly unit


you can find this complete unit in my TeachersPayTeachers shop.


Here’s a little peek at all that’s included:


Butterfly life cycle lessons and activities
Butterfly life cycle lessons and activities

Butterfly life cycle lessons and activities
The unit includes 9 mini-lessons and 6 learning labs.

Each mini-lesson and lab includes a writing component


or mini-book that can be added to the final project, the


foldable butterfly booklet. I’ve added


several versions of many of the writing pieces and prompts


to make differentiating a snap! Customize your booklets


by choosing the versions you wish to use!


Butterfly life cycle foldable lapbook
Butterfly life cycle foldable lapbook

lesson plans, vocabulary work, reference charts and assessment.


Butterfly life cycle lessons and activities
Butterfly life cycle lessons and activities

Butterfly life cycle unit
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