In First and Second Class we have been learning first-hand about the life-cycle of the butterfly, the frog and the chicken. In First Class we collected tadpoles during the last week in Feb. We have been observing them closely in the classroom. There was great excitement on Mon 11th Apr 2011 when we spotted our first baby frog! In Second Class, our teacher Mrs Mooney sent away for caterpillars. We couldn't believe how fast they grew. We watched them making cocoons. During the first week in April 2011 our caterpillars hatched into butterflies. The butterflies were released on the 15th April 2011. On 15th April Mattie brought a hen and some baby chicks into class. THe eggs had been hatching for three weeks. We loved the fluffy chicks!