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Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 2:22pm Age: 181 days
Category: Intermediate, District

SPRING AT MVIS: 3RD GRADERS STUDY LIFE CYCLES BY NURTURING NEW LIFE


Through reading, research, and direct observation third grade students at the intermediate school have been learning about life cycles. In the process they also learned something about caring for small living things.

Each class was entrusted with 36 baby painted-lady caterpillars (larva) to watch grow into chrysalis (pupa), and finally hatch into beautiful butterflies!

While they waited on each other to hatch and be released, they were safely kept in a special, hanging butterfly house and fed orange slices and sugar water.

Mrs. DeAngelis’s class released theirs in the warm and sunny afternoon of May 18. They were sorry to part with their delicate winged friends, but delighted to watch them fly free and away.

Perhaps as a thank you to its kind caretakers, a large monarch landed on someone’s shirt before taking flight. It lingered long enough for the students to get a closer look, and say their goodbyes.

Mrs. DeAngelis’s students also had the opportunity to incubate 19 chicken eggs and 9 turkey eggs, courtesy of local farmer, Walter Ewanciew and his daughter Stephanie. The eggs arrived in their classroom on May 1, and began hatching last week.

It’s been an exciting learning experience and a memorable spring time for these third graders.