This post was contributed by Ashley Davis, NCEA Monarch Grant Program Teacher Leader.
We have just been hitting it left and right in our butterfly garden at Saint Joseph’s Catholic School. Last week we not only did some activities with our class, but we did an area activity with our other third grade class. I also did an angle activity with a 6th grade class in the garden and some of my third graders helped implement a 5-senses activity with one of our preschool classes!
My class blogged on two of these activities and I plan on blogging on the 6th grade angle activity during prep period today.
This week we have planned some cleanup activities with the rest of the 6th grade and we planned on spreading a dump truck load of dirt, as well, in preparation for our National Plant A Flower Celebration we are having on Friday here at Saint Joes. But, the weather looks like a downpour all week besides today, so that may all be postponed until next week.
Learn more about St. Joseph Catholic School’s Monarch butterfly activities and more on Facebook.
St. Joseph Catholic School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is a recipient of the NCEA Monarch Rescue Grant. Grantee schools will share monthly updates on their efforts in researching, planning, building, and maintaining the very best monarch-friendly butterfly gardens possible. They will monitor the success or failure of the garden, learning from problems they encounter to plan improvements in subsequent years. Most important, the developing learning modules will incorporate Catholic social teaching on stewardship of the resources God has provided us.