Painted Lady Chrysalis by luvmynynix

Painted Lady Chrysalis

I taught third grade for 22 years before having my daughter. Now that I am home with her I no longer get to teach the life cycle of a butterfly unit. I miss it terribly, so this year I decided to share it with my toddler. Here is a picture of one of our ten very healthy chrysalids. If you look close you can see the developing butterfly underneath. I labeled it for you because...well, because I am a third grade teacher!! lol
Wow that is so cool. Thanks for sharing.
June 5th, 2013  
Kev
Once a teacher.... Nice shot!
June 5th, 2013  
Ria
You are the original wonderful and beautiful kindergarten teacher that we all remember fondly; I remember my teacher 50plus years ago, she was old I thought and knew about everything in the world plus she loved us all and made class feel like the best home to be in.
I Fav your photo and is funny today cuz when I opened the door to leave physical therapy, there was a butterfly without a flower. I didn't care, I grabbed my camera and followed and snapped and snapped, but ended up with delight, a side shot:)
June 5th, 2013  
@eu4ria1 Awww, you're too kind, Ria!! Thank you so much! I just checked out your butterfly shot...LOVE it! Fav! Nice closeup!!
June 5th, 2013  
@snaggy Hahahahahahaha! Ah yes...always a teacher for sure!! :) Thanks!
June 5th, 2013  
@hollandcrew Thanks so much Al! LOVE your box turtle and the title made me laugh!!!
June 5th, 2013  
Just wonderful! I love life cycle units - I casual teach and if the teachers haven't left anything for me the kids always know it will be nature and art all day lol. We had stick insects and I did units on it with kindy to year 6. Love the labels :)
June 5th, 2013  
@annied :) Thanks!! I am a known "science person" in my district as well!! LOVE walking sticks...we have a bunch that hang out here at our house, but other than that I hadn't seen them since I was a kid!
June 5th, 2013  
fav........you know I love butterflies,I may try this with Liv this year & if all goes well do it with my class next year. I look forward to seeing the progress of your butterflies,thanks for sharing!
June 5th, 2013  
And the labeling is extremely helpful for those of us who are ignorant when it comes to this, I appreciate it.
June 5th, 2013  
great shot and labeling. i learned something today!
June 5th, 2013  
A great shot. I have only recently given up teaching myself.
June 5th, 2013  
@debihas27 Oh you must! It is such a wonderful experience! Liv will love it! When I did this with my students I always kept the butterflies just long enough for them to lay eggs. That way the kids could see the entire life cycle (when you order from a company they ship as caterpillars). I usually use Insect Lore and I am always happy with the quality. (I sent away for a free set once and all the caterpillars were dead upon arrival...I was devastated!) Thanks for your comment and the fav too!!
June 5th, 2013  
@digitalrn So glad I could be helpful! :)
June 5th, 2013  
@ewoods :) Thanks so much! You learn something new everyday!! :)
June 5th, 2013  
@thresheg I don't miss the educational politics or getting up early :), but I do miss the kids, the community and the curriculum! Thanks s much!
June 5th, 2013  
great shot and thanks for the info :)
June 5th, 2013  
@hettie Thanks so much!! Glad you like it!! :)
June 5th, 2013  
Thanks for the nature lesson! Ive never come across a butterfly chrysalis. I need to start paying more attention:-)
June 5th, 2013  
@stormi40 You're welcome, Marilyn! :) They are awfully hard to spot in the wild (they know to hide them from the birds as they are a birdie delicacy)! Thanks for the follow too...following you back!
June 5th, 2013  
Your story made me laugh and your photo is superb Laurie!! Thanks for the labelling too! :-))))
June 5th, 2013  
@sarahp Thanks, Sarah! So glad you like it and that I gave you a laugh!
June 5th, 2013  
Oh darn. I left a very long speech about this. And forgot to push the post comment button. Guess I was going back and forth so much. A great idea - love the colors and textures.
June 6th, 2013  
Fab, of course. You should consider a tutoring business. That's what I did when I had my kids! Keeps you teaching but on your own schedule!
June 6th, 2013  
@pam1 Ohhh I hate when that happens!!! Thanks for stopping by and for reposting! :)
June 11th, 2013  
@darylo Thanks so much! Yes, that's a good idea! I could try to set that up for this coming year. After that I'll be back to work full time. :)
June 11th, 2013  
Awesome shot and thanks for the 3rd-grade lesson! I hope in retirement I can plant some host plants so I can see the non-adult stages of butterflies!
October 19th, 2013  
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