|Forest Trail Elementary Kindergarten|
The end of the year insect learning was fascinating for the class as they entrenched themselves deeply into insect life cycles (think: Egg, Larvae, Pupa, Adult / replace adult with butterfly, ladybug, or whatever insect applies) and imagine the class enthusiastically belting out the life cycles stages in song. We had fun releasing lady bugs into our garden and watching larvae make their metamorphosis from caterpillars to butterflies and then releasing them with shouts of 'Be free!'. We observed praying mantis egg sacks and anticipated hatching hundreds of the tiny creatures, but alas, school ended before we could observe the miracle. The class was totally protective of nature and our world and I say with pride that they are very good caretakers of the earth.