Dear Parent(s):

Our class is beginning a scientific study of insects. We will be caring for and investigating several different insects to discover secrets of their lives. We know that some insects undergo complete metamorphosis, as in the classic case of the butterfly— egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Other insects reach maturity by growing through a less dramatic sequence of stages in a process known as simple metamorphosis. Your child may demonstrate a heightened interest in insects over the next several weeks.

One goal of our work with insects is to help the children develop a deeper appreciation for the diversity of life and to cultivate a sense of respect for all living things. If your child wants to catch an insect in a jar, please invite your child’s insect friend into your home for a short time, and encourage him or her to return the insect to the wild after a short captivity. If you are interested in seeing what we have going on, as usual, you are invited to visit and take part in the excitement. We’re looking forward to lots of fun and lots of learning as we explore a world full of insects!
Thank you for your ongoing support,

Mrs. M. King
First Grade Facilitator