Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Monarch Butterfly

A butterflies lays it egg under a leaf. The egg hatches between three and twelve days later.
When an egg hatches the caterpillar will start to eat its own egg. They will eat it because
it has got all of the goodness in side of it.

Once the baby caterpillar has finished eating the goodness of the egg, it will eat milk weed
leaves for it food. As the caterpillar keeps on eating, it will get fat.

Now the caterpillar is full, ready and fat it will make a chrysalis on a swan plant. The caterpillar has to hang it self up side down. Slowly after that, the chrysalis will start to form.

When the caterpillar is nearly transformed, the chrysalis turns black. After two weeks a bright and beautiful butterfly emerges into the world.


  1. Hi Alexandria,

    Thank you for spending a lovely week in Room 14, I loved having you with us. You worked very hard, joined in well and it always looked like you were having fun - especially with Jessica!
    I really like your butterfly story. You worked hard to get it finished and on to your blog. I know that Miss Va'afusuaga will be very proud of you.
    Make sure to pop back in and visit us any time at all.
    Miss King

  2. WOW!

    This is a very good piece of writing, your vocab is very good! The butterfly is a very beautiful. I think it is my favourite insect! I cant wait until the next post!


  3. Well done Alexandria! I enjoyed reading your post. You used good words to describe and explain the amazing life cycle of a butterfly. It's amazing how the fat caterpillar can hang from the leaf. I'd be worried that it was too heavy to do this! Well done, looking forward to reading more from you.
    Mrs Tele'a

  4. Hi,
    My name is Megan Rymell and I am in Dr. Strange's edm310 class. I loved this presentation on the butterfly. I really did not know anything about butterflies only that they are deaf. I loved this presentation and learned a lot. :)
    Megan Rymell


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