Hatching Monarch Butterflies in the Classroom
In first grade we learn all about life cycles. We will incubate chicken eggs and wait 21 days for them to hatch as we learn about the life cycle of chickens. We will explore the life cycle of plants while we grow, pollinate, and then harvest the new seeds. What better way to start the year than hatching Monarchs in the classroom? My students were so excited to get a caterpillar. I have to admit, I was pretty excited too!
I projected the text to model text coding. We marked the main idea, unknown words, and key details. Then we took notes on the key ideas that we wanted to remember.