Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A monarch butterfly, ladybugs and some salad

Today was an exciting day in the garden for Ms. Fein's class. At the beginning of the period, Ms. Conner's class and the rest of Ms. Fein's class came to the garden for the release of the monarch butterfly that had emerged yesterday. Ms. Fein helped Ms. Conner who gently helped the butterfly out of the net butterfly house where it had lived for the last day. It was quiet at the beginning but by the end of the morning it was moving its wings. Appropriately, it was set free in the middle of the butterfly garden near some plants that it will hopefully like!

Later, some kids added greens to the compost bin while others looked at the many ladybugs that are still in the garden. The ladybugs liked to land on the kids' hands!

Our two parent volunteers assembled the salad of lettuce, radishes, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots and celery which the kids ate while observing the animals in the garden.

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