I don’t often post my daughters’ work online, for various reasons. But I’m making an exception for my 10-year-old’s “Watching Peeper” journal pages about her monarch caterpillar. As you can see, she enjoys designing reusable pages for recording her observations. I’m interspersing photos I’ve taken with her pages — the equivalent of sketching for me, I’m coming to realize.
She also made a beautiful series of clay figures representing the life cycle of her caterpillar — and looking forward to Peeper’s emergence.
I’m so pleased with both daughters for their powers of observation, their sense of wonder, and the creative ways they find to express it. Watching the butterfly metamorphosis is a great parallel to watching our children growing wings.