Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ten For Tuesday: 10 Great Resources For Teaching The Life Cycle Of A Butterfly

It is that time of year again when we are teaching life cycles in my classroom.  I am sure a lot of you are also doing the same.  I thought I would share some great resources for this unit.  You can click on the links or the pictures for more information.
Resource 1:  The Life Cycle of a Butterfly.  This book describes the various stages of a monarch butterfly's life, from egg to pupa to caterpillar to butterfly, as well as its migration and dangers that it faces.

Butterflies are all around us. It's hard to believe these majestic insects with impressive wingspans and beautifully colored and patterned wings were once creepy crawly caterpillars. How in the world does this transformation happen? This Level 1 Reader gives kids an up-close look at exactly how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. With bonus information including different types of butterflies and poisonous caterpillars, this reader is one of a kind.
This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors.
The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.

Resource 3.   From Caterpillar to Butterfly  A caterpillar comes to school in a jar and the class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Where did it go? This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.
Named as a NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, this book explains the life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly with easy-to-follow prose from Deborah Heiligman and warm, colorful illustrations from Bari Weissman.This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Resource 4:  Explore My World Butterflies  The engaging Explore My World picture books invite kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them and are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud. In Explore My World Butterflies, curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the magical world of butterflies: their beauty, their importance to plant life, and their incredible metamorphosis and migration.




  

Resource 6:  Butterfly, Butterfly! (a song for kids about the butterfly life cycle)










Well there you have it....10 great resource for teaching the life cycle of a butterfly.   Tune in next week for a new Ten For Tuesday!