• Published September 5, 2023

    Second graders at Creekside Elementary are studying the life cycle with the help of a friend.

    In CSES teacher Taylor Queener's class, students named their own caterpillars and are now watching them as they go through their transformation into a butterfly. Once the butterflies emerge from their chrysalises, the class will release them outside.

    "We've learned that caterpillars have 18 legs and have little spikes so birds can't eat them," said CSES student Blake Clair. "It's fun to have them because if you're doing a math test and you're nervous, you can look at the caterpillar and know that you have company. I'm excited to see what colors the butterflies end up being."