Wow, what a great visit. We got to see lots of creepy crawlies up really close. Some of us thought we would be really scared of handling the creatures but we all put on our brave faces and had a go. There were gigantic millipedes, tarantulas, huntsman spiders, scorpions, stick insects, beetles and so much more. We were fascinated when we got to look up close and even touch the minibeasts. There was so much to learn and discover about what can be living in our own backyards.
This term we had a chrysalis of a Monarch Butterfly in our classroom. We had it for four weeks. It was in a little box and we had to mist it with water until the chrysalis turned dark. Then we waited.
We got so much better at observing the changes we could see in the chrysalis. After four weeks our chrysalis opened up and we had a tiny butterfly. Its wings were curled and it climbed up the side of the box. Soon its wings got a little longer and we could let it go.