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Upon walking into the classroom we were asked to notice the jar sitting
on the side table. Inside this jar there were caterpillars crawling
around. There were about 5-6 caterpillars. There was a weird
substance at the bottom of the jar that we later came to find out was
the food that the caterpillars had been eating.
Today when we walked into the classroom all of the caterpillars had
migrated to the top of the jar. It seems as though some of the
caterpillars are starting to form cocoons.
When we walked in today all of the caterpillars were fully formed into
their chrysalis. Now they were hanging from the top of the jar. Today
was the appropriate time to transfer the cocoons to the butterfly
pavilion. Jess peeled back the lid to the jar that the caterpillars had
been residing in and transferred them into the butterfly pavilion. She
had to make sure to be careful while transferring them so she did not
disturb the process.
The caterpillars are now in the butterfly pavilion and are hanging on
the side. There has not been much progress but this stage does take
some time. I am eager to see the butterflies emerge.
Over the long weekend at some point the caterpillars emerged form
their cocoons into beautiful butterflies. Today we went outside of the
new building and released the butterflies. It is said that butterflies
return to where they were born, or in this case released. I am
interested to see if these butterflies will return to the same place next