The Very Hungry Caterpillar in real life! Toddler 2 had some very hungry visitors last week, Monarch caterpillars! The children helped Christa prepare the butterfly habitat by gathering Milkweed. The big fat caterpillars weren't hard to find in the school's garden. Once the caterpillars were feeling at home in the habitat, they made their way to top to form their chrysalis. Then the waiting game started. Soon the chrysalis became transparent and the Monarch's wings were visible. You can imagine the excitement when the butterflies emerged! Christa was able to hold one so the children could get a closer look. This is what life science looks like in a Montessori classroom.