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Caterpillars in the Classroom?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Grace3784, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Am teaching Year 1/2 starting next week. While doing one last tidy up of our veg garden (no doubt it won't be touched until next Spring) I came across hundreds of caterpillars happpily munching away on the cabbage.
    Just wondered would it be appropriate to have some kind of tank to display them in, in the classroom? A kind of 'Living World' area of the class. Or is this just digusting to have in the classroom?
    Thanks for advice!
  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    In what way would it be 'disgusting'?
  3. I personally think it would be a great idea - but can just imagine some people walking into classroom and being put off the idea of 'creepy crawlies' around the place.
  4. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

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  5. Thanks so much Msz,
    feel very daft now! Better get collecting then
    Thanks x
  6. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

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