“Journey North” Project Brings Monarch Migration to Life

This fall, students in grades 1-5 participated in a project called Journey North. Students spent some time learning about monarch migration and some of the challenges that the monarchs face as they make their way each fall to Mexico. Students then created individual butterflies and a class “ambassador” butterfly that was mailed to Mexico.

Students in Mexico received our butterflies and will house them for the winter, just as they do with the monarchs. In the spring, a new batch of butterflies will make their way back to New City School from all over the United States and Canada! This was a great way for students to incorporate their naturalist, spatial, and linguistic intelligences while connecting it to the culture and environment in Mexico. Below is a picture of an ambassador butterfly from Sheryl’s second grade class.

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