This week we started our exploration and study of the Monarch Butterfly. We did this by immersing ourselves in a variety of creative expression activities that were Monarch-inspired as well as learned about the butterfly’s anatomy, life cycle, food source, and habitat. We had a lot of fun creating our own Monarchs using oil pastels earlier in the week and then channeled our inner-scientist when we practiced scientifically drawing and labeling the parts of a butterfly on cardstock.
We also had fun during our morning work throughout the week where we tackled Lego challenges like building your names out of Legos, building items we could use in the classroom, flexing our creative muscles while making cards, and playing problem-solving board games like Chess.
As always, the Otters continue to LOVE the Cedar Classroom, with the highlight of the week being the sandbox and water pump!