Students in early childhood are learning about the life cycle of caterpillars—how they spin a cocoon around their body that slowly develops into a beautiful butterfly. Children were excited to welcome guests into their classroom and show them their caterpillars. Three year olds were taught about how Avraham Avinu was known for hachnasat orchim and were happy to fulfill this mitzvah. The kindergarten class learned a big word to describe the process—metamorphosis. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” was read in both Hebrew and English, and students even put together their own version of the book, “The Very Hungry Student.” The process was also acted out in Hebrew and each student created an artistic representation of the life cycle. Both classes will be releasing their butterflies into nature once they have fully developed.