A Unique Butterfly Story:
Believe the Lore, I Was a Caterpillar Before!
Original Story and Butterfly Stages Packet Materials
“I know it is hard to believe the lore,
But I was a caterpillar just a few days before!
I still look at my reflection each day I wake up,
Reminding myself that it all started in a small cup.”
Ah yes… caterpillars and butterflies are a favorite among both teachers and students! With so many butterfly books out there, this book stands out in a crowd because of the interesting perspective this book provides to students. If you order caterpillars in a cup as a yearly tradition, then you will love how this story documents the metamorphosis of several butterflies narrated by a caterpillar evolving in a cup… set to rhyme! Along with the book, this packet includes templates for students to document the stages of a butterfly in a book of the flip variety.
To increase each student’s understanding of the stages of a butterfly (metamorphosis) from a different perspective, including Common Core friendly vocabulary words related to this process.
Overview, Purpose and Packet Components-page 2
Lesson Procedures-page 3
The Book: “Believe the Lore, I Was a Caterpillar Before! Book-pages 4-16
Common Core Friendly Vocabulary Words from Butterfly Book-page 17
Butterfly Book Templates, including Front and Back Cover Pages, Butterfly Stage Pictures and Flip Book Pages-pages 18-24
“Believe the Lore, I Was a Caterpillar Before!” in Poem Format-pages 25-28
Letter to Parents/Guardians Explaining Butterfly Lesson-page 29
Apple A Day Contact and Copyright Page-page 30
A Powerpoint version of this original story, along with Common Core friendly vocabulary cards and the story in poem format is available through the Apple A Day store.
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