In May our caterpillars arrived, and as children excitedly fed them milkweed leaves, tiny caterpillars transformed into big, fat caterpillars just like in the story by Eric Carle. Witnessing leaves disappear was a major hit in the classroom! Everyone waited patiently while caterpillars climbed to the top and spun their own chrysalis. The chrysalis changed color-from green with golden thread to black(which is actually transparent because a Monarch butterfly has black wings). Our students eagerly welcomed their new animal friends and even sang them Happy Birthday during their release!