Designing a Butterfly Garden



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Grades: 1, 2
Type: Word

Guiding Question – How could you design a butterfly garden that would attract an abundance of butterflies that can be studied by students at your school?

With the inclusion of a butterfly garden in our school yard, decisions must be made to attract butterflies for our learning, enjoyment, and entertainment. From your early research, you must choose your purpose and direction for your study.

Students are engaged with science as they research the needs of butterflies. Decisions are made according to types of butterflies to attract for the area of the country where the student lives and the types of plants needed to attract the butterflies. Science, social studies, language arts, math, and technology are curriculum areas targeted with this project. Students are engaged and motivated as they learn more from this project than they would from a lesson in their science book.

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Farmersville Intermediate

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Administrator (Elementary)
I have been in the field of education for 28 years. I taught a self contained sixth grade class for several years before being placed in a math classroom. I taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade math in addition to teaching Algebra 1. During this time, I was assigned to teach Gifted and Talented as well. I always tried to create activities that would enrich student understanding while drawing them into the learning process. Now as a principal, I oversee curriculum for all my students and will from time to time create some activity that I feel students will enjoy.