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Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell

Becoming Butterflies

by Anne Rockwell

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Miss Dana brings in caterpillars to her classroom. The students watch as the caterpillars go through their life cycle and become butterflies.
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  TUCC | May 30, 2018 |
Teacher brings some caterpillars and milk weed to school. The children go thorugh the process of caring for them and watching them change into a butterfly and then releasing them. Some literacy and shapes. Tells about climate for butterflies and their habitat - butterflies fly south when it's cold - a school in Mexico writes to this school to let them know when they see butterflies in their area
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  JackieOttman | Mar 10, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this book, in this book you will be able to experience the becoming of a butterfly. The books step by step allow you the reader and the children to understand vocabulary that might confuse children, such as baby versus eggs and when it is appropriate to use each word. ( )
  32BASKETBALL | Feb 7, 2015 |
This informative and charming tale about a classroom full of curious children and three caterpillars. The caterpillars become, in time, magnificent Monarch butterflies.
As the children watch the metamorphosis, they draw pictures and comment on the process. They also ask the questions readers would like to ask, thus allowing the author to seamlessly weave tidbits of information into the story .
We learn, for example, that when the caterpillar's skin splits for the fifth time, it is ready to become a chrysalis.
At story's end, the butterflies, after drying their wings, are set free at an open window. The children watch them go with a mixture of sadness and hope. Thankfully, the author does not end the classroom adventure there (as she might have). Rather, Miss Dana shows the children where Mexico is on a map and tells them the butterflies will eventually go there before the onset of winter. The students then write a letter to schoolchildren at a school in Chincua, Mexico, asking them to "Please take good care of our butterflies." Winter arrives and so does a letter from the students in Chincua, along with a picture of a tree laden with Monarch butterflies. "All of us looked and looked," says the narrator, "wondering which were the three butterflies we hatched in our classroom and set free to fly so far away."
  kmbrown1 | Apr 15, 2009 |
This book is an informative book on the metamorphosis of a butterfly. I think this book would be a great read aloud. I think this book would make children very curious to learn about the process of catepillars turning into butterflies.
  hdmckee | Apr 14, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802776868, Paperback)

Let the scientist in every child take wing.

One day Miss Dana brings a surprise to school—three striped caterpillars and a flowerpot full of milkweed. Her students can’t believe that these tiny, wriggling creatures less than an inch long will grow into butterflies, fragile beauties strong enough to fly thousands of miles to their winter home in Mexico.

And so begins a magical month of metamorphosis. The children observe and draw the changes they see as the caterpillars transform themselves right before their eyes. When the newly formed butterflies break free of their chrysalises, it is time for the class to let them go find their place in the world.

This captivating concept book simply and eloquently invites young children to witness and celebrate the cycle of life.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:52 -0400)

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A class observes the various stages caterpillars go through to become butterflies.

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