Students bid farewell to their butterflies

Freedom – Here some Grade 3 students peeking through the glass to bid the beautiful painted lady butterflies a final farewell before they are set free.

AMORE du TOIT/ELEMENTARY NEWS

Mirror, Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all? Well, butterflies are definitely one of the fairest little critters–especially if you were privileged enough to see the whole metamorphosis process.

Grade 3 students had an educational experience as they observed the complete metamorphosis of the painted lady butterfly. This was all part of the Grade 3 students’ study of animal life cycle unit. Students have watched the painted lady butterfly go from a caterpillar to a pupa and into the adult butterfly.

On June 3rd students had the bittersweet experience of releasing these lovely creatures back into the wild.

Grade 3 students in Rachelle van Ringen, Glennis Eckland, Hayley Todd and Karen Rachar’s classes also enjoyed a fun year-end fieldtrip on May 30. Students, parent volunteers and teachers went to Circle Square Ranch where they enjoyed horse riding, hay wagon rides, obstacle course, archery, wall climbing and games. It was a great day for everyone. We want to thank our parent volunteers for their involvement in their child’s education. Your help is much needed and appreciated on year-end field trips.

Grade 1 will once again be going to the Tyrell Museum in Drumheller for their year-end field trip. This field trip will take place on June 27th. After a morning at the museum, the Grade 1 will then head to the Drumheller Spray Park to enjoy some time outside getting wet. Many parent volunteers are needed for this field trip to be successful.  Thanks to those parents who have already volunteered.

Our very energetic and enthusiastic gym teachers Kim Poapst and Jill Netiz are working hard to prepare for all our students’ track meets. K-1 track meet (fun day) is on June 13th, Grade 2 and 3 track meet is on June 21 and Grade 4 and track meet is on June 22nd. All Grade 5 teachers are also working hard to prepare for the much anticipated Grade 5 camp at Circle Square Ranch, from June 14 -17th. Kim Thorne’s kindergarten class joined Mrs. Goodwyn’s TA class (our high school buddies) to play games, have a scavenger hunt and play with a piñata on May 30th. Both high school and kindergarten students enjoyed this interaction immensely. We love our high school buddies.

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