Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit

Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Complete Science Unit
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butterflies: life cycles: foldables: lapbooks: writing: science: Spring

This Spring butterfly life cycle unit combines science, reading and writing in a culminating foldable butterfly booklet for your first grade, second grade or third grade classroom. It’s loaded with over 25 highly engaging, hands-on mini-lessons, learning labs, activities and printables that provide rigor and depth, but most of all FUN! Differentiate easily with the multiple writing prompts and mini-book pages that you choose to use. Get your students writing about science as they complete a culminating project perfect for assessment by displaying their thinking and learning with a foldable butterfly life cycle booklet. These make a great open house display, too! Planning is a breeze with the included pacing guide, lesson plans, vocabulary work, and unit assessment. I’ve also included 9 quick and easy mini-lessons and 5 fun learning labs.

Each component of the foldable butterfly booklet aligns to a mini-lesson. Students learn about it, write about it, then add it to their booklets. All of the mini-lessons include lesson visuals that can be projected during the lesson or printed as a reference chart to display and support students in working independently. Many of the response activities and mini-books can be easily included in your literacy centers. Please note that this file in not editable.

Included are:
Butterfly life cycle bulletin board display with title and picture cards, arrows, and 4 life cycle stages
Large vocabulary cards & vocabulary picture cards (with close up details of real butterflies and caterpillars)
Student word/definition match cards
Unit Assessment with Answer Key
Stages of the Life Cycle
What is Metamorphosis?
What Do Caterpillars Eat?
How Do Caterpillars Protect Themselves?
What Do Butterflies Eat?
How Do Butterflies Protect Themselves?
How is a Butterfly Different Than A Moth? with double bubble map
Learning Labs:
At-A-Glance Resource Guide
Observing the Changes- with Observation Journal and 2 cover choices (younger/older student)
Labeling the Parts of a Caterpillar
Labeling the Parts of a Butterfly
What Is Pollination?
How Do Butterflies Help Plants Grow?
Looking Through An Insect’s Eyes
Additional Activities with Answer Keys:
How Far Did the Caterpillar Crawl? Learning Lab & Math Journal Activity
Data Discussion Cards- Partner activity for discussing and writing about data from the completed observation journal.
True or False? Roam the Room/Center or Task Cards
Life Cycle Problem/Solution cut & paste printable
Foldable Butterfly Booklet
Directions for Assembly and Templates
Several of the templates include multiple versions of the writing prompts and mini-book pages to customize your booklets and make differentiation a snap!
I’ve included lots of tips and teacher’s notes for the lessons and activities as well as management tips for fitting it all in.
Step-by-step directions for booklet assembly with photos are included.
This unit is one of the highlights each year for my class. I know your students will enjoy it as much as mine do!

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Happy teaching and thanks so much for visiting my store!
Linda Kamp

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