We have new friends in room 24!
Remember our mealworms? Well, one of them has transformed!
If you look closely, you can see the larva stage and a pupa right next to it. It starts as an egg, then it becomes a mealworm (larva).
The third stage is a pupa. You can see it by the corner of the apple. If the pupa is touched, it will wiggle. Ew. Gross.
And finally, it's a darkling beetle. Gross, I know. Since this is our first beetle, and since he/she is pretty easy to distinguish from the others, the kids have named him/her Buster Posey, but a friend suggested we rename him/her to BUGster Posey. I will tell the kids tomorrow. They will roar with laughter. 2nd grade humor.
Oh, and we also have a new human friend! A boy. He's #25 on our class list. He's all the way from Boston! We sure have had nice weather to welcome him!