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Waiting for Wings
 
Author: Lois Ehlert
 
Ages: 3-7
 
Topic: Butterflies, Butterfly gardens
 
Genre: Picture Book, Easy
 
Copyright Year: 2001
 
Summary
This is a beautiful picture story about caterpillars, butterflies and the gardens that attract them. We learn about the magical process of the butterfly life cycle. The plants and animals featured in the book are identified on the final pages. There are suggestions for growing a butterfly-friendly garden.

Beyond the Book

Go to the 4 2 eXplore subject: Butterflies
http://eduscapes.com/42explore/butter.htm

Use the Internet Connections below to find more resources:

 Teacher Lesson Plans: 

Life Cycle of Butterflies Grades: K&endash;3 This is a technology lesson for second grade. Lesson will teach about the life cycle of a butterfly.
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/lesson_comparingbutterflies.htm

Watercolor Butterfly--Art Activity-A colorful lesson to paint butterflies for elementary students. This can also be a great science lesson when studying butterflies or insects. http://askeric.org/cgibin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Arts/Visual_Arts/ARA0025.htm

The Birth of a Butterfly--Lesson Plan Grade 1, 2
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Entomology/ENT0109.html

 
Creativity and Butterflies--Children love to study butterflies and use their imagination.This
lesson gives them the opportunity to do both.
http://askeric.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Entomology/ENT0008.html
 
Caterpillars to Butterflies-- This unit involves setting up a science activity that allows students to observe the development of a caterpillar into a butterfly.
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/sci/sci61.txt
 
Caresheet for rearing caterpillars
http://kidscience.about.com/kids/kidscience/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.ex.ac.uk/bugclub/cater.html
 
Children's Butterfly Site Coloring page of Monarch Butterfly life Cycle
http://www.mesc.nbs.gov/butterfly/butterfly%2Dcoloring.html
 
Bugs and Butterfly- Activities
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Pond/6174/themes_Bugs_n_Butterflies.htm#crafts
 
Ms. Cooke's Butterfly Webquest
http://members.home.net/pdxteach/index2.html

Butterfly Clip Art
http://www.animfactory.com/af_insects_butterfly_page_aa.html

 
Beautiful Butterflies--Teacher Lesson Plan 4th to 6th
http://entowww.tamu.edu/academic/ucourses/ento489/noframes/lessons/lesson52.html
 
 
 
Author and Book Connections 
Lois Ehlert is the author of many award-winning picture books. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she creates her books. She collects folk art.
 
Explore information about the author of the book:
 
http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/pusdtes/Lois%20Ehlert.htm
http://www.friend.ly.net/scoop/biographies/ehlertlois/ http://www.coe.ufl.edu/faculty/lamme/student/author/EArticles/EhlertLois.html http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/education/kidlit/aom/janaom.html

Read other books by the same author:

Hands
Planting a Rainbow
Growing Vegetable Soup
Eating the Alphabet
Circus Clowns
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
Snowballs
Color Farm
Nuts to You
Red Leaf Yellow Leaf
Color Zoo
1990 Caldecott Honor Book
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Feathers for Lunch
Market Day: A Story Told With Folk Art
Top Cat
Moles Hill: A Woodland Tale
Thump, Thump, Rat-A-Tat-Tat
Angel Hide and Seek
A Pair of Socks
 
 
 
 
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