By Katie & Wendy
June 17, 1997
June 17 Our caterpillar's are still caterpillar's because they haven't changed yet. They sure do grow fast though! They look like they are two times much bigger than a few days ago, after my days off days. Today we learned about the different parts that are on a caterpillar. When we looked at ours we saw points (spines/hairs) on them and little teeny legs. It looks like he has a lot of legs but really he only has 6 real legs. The other ones are fake. They are called "prolegs". I know that caterpillar's are insects because they only have 6 legs like bugs are suppose to. We know that our caterpillar's can walk because we see them moving all around in their little cup. And we know that they eat because they are growing so big so fast like me. We know that caterpillar's have lots of parts to their bodies. The parts do different things for him that he needs. Wendy made a chart for you to see the parts of a caterpillar. It has people on it to because we are like caterpillar's. (People and caterpillar's have a lot of the same things. Some ways that I am different from a caterpillar are: **I am bigger. **I have 2 legs not 6, that's too many. **I don't have spines! **I wear glasses and caterpillar's don't wear glasses. Some ways that I am the same as a caterpillar are: **I am growing everyday and I am getting bigger. **I eat food and need to eat food to grow. **I rest. **I move around.