Grade 2/3K have some exciting news!
We have 4 new members in our classroom. Drum roll … … …. We have class pet spiny stick insects!
Miss K had a mystery box sitting at the back of the classroom which was covered. She told us in the morning that it was a mystery and we had until recess to provide guesses as to what we thought she had in the mystery box.
Here are some of our guesses:
What’s in the box?
Oliver – prizes
Heather – Monsters
Chase – dinosaur
Jo – growing eggs, balloons or seeds
Billy –Mickey Mouse, plants
Isabella – chocolate
Sinead – lollies, toys
Lucas – sport equipment
Shae-maree –story books
Shanina – laminating sheets
Thomas – dinosaur toys
Yuvaan – information sheets
Simon – Art supplies
It was nearly recess and we were very excited for the reveal of the mystery box. Miss K asked us to sit in a circle and she brought the mystery box over still with its cover hiding what was beneath. What could it be, we were all wondering?
All of a sudden Miss K announced that one person guessed plants. She stated that the things in the mystery box needed plants to live. Now we were extremely excited and hands flew up in the air. We all started guessing different animals such as lizards, baby turtles and even a pet rock. Miss K revealed the cover and underneath was an enclosure with gum leafs in it. Someone yelled out “There are no animals in it, you are tricking us”. Miss K responded “Look very careful at the leaves and branches.”
Something moved on one of the leaves, we looked closely. Oh my goodness we could see 4 spiny leaf insects. We have a baby one, two middle size one and the bigger one is about 3 months old.
To our surprise the big one had something attached to its leg. Miss K explained to us that in the morning when she went to have her breakfast she saw the big spiny leaf insect shredding from its old skin. She explained that they do this about 5 times in their life to help them grow bigger.
What an adventure! This all happened before recess.
2/3K Students and Miss Kotlarewski
What do you know about Spiny leaf insects?
How did it feel to you when they were walking over you?