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Thu Jul 29 2004 - 10:46:09 EDT
Next message: Cheryl Lykowski: "RE: [Teacher-talkinquiry] (no subject)"
Yes, the monarch study is a favorite of my second graders, too. It has
cross-curricular objectives. We watch real butterflies as they get
ready to go south. We research the factors involved in declining
habitats for monarchs. They make symbolic butterflies to send to
Mexico for the winter and the letter writing connected with that is a
great real reason to write a friendly letter, fulfilling part of our
language requirements as well. They love getting the letter from the
Mexican school that tells them where their symbolic butterfly is
wintering. Then they eagerly await both the real and symbolic
butterflies arrival back to our area. We then send letters to the
people who made the butterflies we end up with. We've, over the years
I've been doing this, have gotten butterflies from 45 states.
The other program we've fully participated in was the tulip study.
This one is a great across the curricular study, also. I've only
dabbled in other areas, but hope to add more this fall.
Have to go, have fun experimenting with the programs that appeal to you!
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