Sixth Graders say "Adios" to Monarchs!

Spanish Students Release Monarch Butterflies
Posted on 10/02/2017
Monarch ButterflyOn Monday, October 2nd, the sixth grade Spanish classes took part in our annual monarch butterfly release. 

Prior to the release, students learned about the monarchs as part of their cultural study of Mexico. Each year, monarchs migrate from Canada to their wintering grounds in Mexico, arriving at the same time as the "El Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) celebration. The monarchs are believed to carry the spirit of loved ones and their arrival is part of the celebration.

Students also learned about the monarch's life cycle, as well as how development and pesticides have threatened the populations over the years. 

Students cheered as the monarchs took to the skies to head south for the winter and look forward to their return next spring.