To bolster their knowledge of butterflies, third grade students at Winthrop Avenue attended a virtual video conference with The Center for Puppetry Arts which focused on these enigmatic and colorful creatures.
For the last couple of weeks, the class has been learning about butterflies and watching their development closely in the classrooms as they develop through each stage of their life cycle. During the video conference, students engaged in discussions about the different types of butterflies, their eating habits and ways in which they protect themselves from predators. The presenter then walked the students step-by-step through the process of making their own butterfly puppets and led the students in a butterfly dance.
There were smiles all around, because the students enjoyed the hands-on activity and were proud of what they created.