Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Are you interested in caring for a classroom pet over the February break?  I am looking for a home for our beloved guinea pig Oreo, as well as our spunky frog Zingo.  Please let me know if you are interested ASAP!  Thanks!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our Very First Silk Moth!

This morning when I got to school I found our very first silk moth!  Did you know that adult silk moth's don't eat or drink anything?  They simply mate, lay eggs and then die.  It seems sad, but I guess that is the way of the silk moth!  Also, I have one very yellow cocoon.  At first, I assumed that something bad had happened to this particular silkworm.  After further research, I found that it is a genetic trait.  Where most silkworms spin white silk, some actually spin yellow silk.  I will keep you posted on the future progress of our moths!