Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spontaneous Homeschooling

Sometimes the best homeschooling projects are completely unplanned by me.

P. found a caterpillar outside while he was playing and immediately brought it inside to show me. I tried to act excited while he dangled it in front of my face. . .

He set up a home for his caterpillar, from which the wily, little, squirmy, guy escaped two times.

Can you guess who had the misfortune of finding him???
Yep. It was me.

So we came up with a better home and now we are waiting to see what happens.

Researching information on his discovery was suddenly a fun thing to do.

We are thinking it looks like a monarch caterpillar. The last several years we have found black swallowtail caterpillars, but never a monarch so it would be fun to watch something different.

I love how the caterpillars seem to know that school has started and teachers everywhere need help in coming up with a science project. They appear at just the right time.

I'll let you know what we end up with after it emerges from its chrysalis.


  1. Bugs and boys - they do go together...

  2. Our boys would raise the silkworms until they came out of their cocoons. It was really fin and entertaining.


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