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Summer Birds by Margarita Engle
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Apr 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-book

Most Kindergarten classes have caterpillars that they monitor and watch until they turn into butterflies. This book would be a great book for an introduction to that activity. This book offers information about the different stages that occur while a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. While students are watching their class caterpillar, they can compare what is happening to their caterpillar compared to the book. This would also allow the students to see what they can expect to occur next. The anticipation will keep students engaged in noticing the changes that are occurring. The book ends with more ideas such as watching tadpoles develop into frogs. Watching different life-cycles of different animals will help children stay interested in science and the fascination of what science can teach us.

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