Mrs. Lordan’s Class Researched Endangered and Extinct Animals

Ms. Noonan’s and Ms. Brennan’s Class attended ‘Hatch’ at the Lime Tree Theatre.

At the beginning of the year, Ms. Noonan’s and Ms. Brennan’s Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class explored the life cycle of a caterpillar. They attended the dramatic production ‘Hatch’ which was held in Limerick Lime Tree Theatre. They brought the story of the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a chrysalis to a butterfly to life using aerial acrobatics and drama in English and as Gaeilge.
The children then were offered the chance to morph themselves. During the show they were sitting on leaves just like a caterpillar would. They were asked to curl up on their leaves as the lights beamed on them. Then they sprung up and threw their leaves away and found a pair of wings underneath. They put them on and turned into butterflies!

Use this link to watch a video of the caterpillar breaking out of its chrysalis and morphing into a butterfly.

Following the show, children were given a home assignment to investigate and show the life cycle of a caterpillar or any other animal of their choosing. The children did super work researching and investigating animal life cycles at home with their families. We learned about the life cycle of a butterfly, duck, hen, snow leopard, panther, swan, frog and many more.

One child, even documented the metamorphosis of real life frog eggs into froglets!

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