Our young scientists began a unit of study on Insects and Ecosystems last week. The first part of the unit is exploring life cycles (including complete and incomplete metamorphosis). We have observed monarch caterpillars go through two stages of a life cycle. Students are recording their observations in a science journal, as well as reading and creating their own nonfiction books. Yesterday, they partner-read a nonfiction book titled Caterpillar to Butterfly and created science word cards. These are on display on our KLEWS board. It is so exciting to see the enthusiasm on the children's faces as they eagerly check the caterpillars each morning to see if any big changes happened overnight!