The 2nd grade of the Moore School is studying the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Mrs. Lacaillade, Mrs. Lindsey, Mrs. Pacheco and Mrs. Sullivan have been working together with all the students to deepen their understanding of the fascinating changes this magnificent creature experiences as it goes through its metamorphosis.
In the classroom, students get a closeup look at a chrysalis hanging in a plastic box ( donated by a parent and purchased at the Butterfly Place in MA).
Mrs. Lindsey shows how Monarchs are tagged with tiny stickers (purchased from the national MonarchWatch organization) so the butterflies can be tracked as they migrate towards Mexico. Get a closeup view of the Monarchs released from our butterfly garden.
Students were fortunate to actually witness the Monarchs emerging from their chrysalises. Later that day we released them in the butterfly garden located at the front entrance of the school.
In true Moore School tradition the students sing their farewell song to the butterflies.
Listen to it (here).
Students show their learning through a variety of fun and engaging projects.
Students will restore habitat lost by development by creating "Monarch WayStations" on the school grounds. They will germinate and grow specific plants Monarchs need either at the caterpillar stage as food or the nectar stage as an adult butterfly.