The students in my class have been learning about butterflies as they help prepare for the butterfly garden that we’re involved in planting at our school. On Tuesday, the students researched butterflies and even participated in a Twitter Chat about butterflies as well. Then on Wednesday, they worked with their reading buddies to help get the garden ready. They also worked this week at building models of benches for butterflies. They had to work together, problem solve, and explain their thinking throughout the process. Photographs of the experience are here, and a couple of videos can be found here and here.
What do you know about butterflies and butterfly gardens? What advice can you give us as we try to plant our butterfly garden?