Spanish Butterfly Migration

Students in 1st grade in both Mrs. Bucciarelli’s and Mr. Espejo’s class have been learning about the cycle of a butterfly through the story “La oruga muy hambrienta” by Eric Carle.

 

In addition, students have taken part in a project with Journey North in which they created butterflies and sent them to Mexico simulating the monarch butterfly migration route to warmer weather. Students wrote messages to students in Spanish and created a map showing where we are and the miles monarch butterflies fly to get to the butterfly sanctuary in Yucatán this organization works with.

 

Next spring 2017, students will receive some butterflies from Mexico together with some cards and pictures as the ones they sent.