Today is one of my favourite days of the whole year, the day we release our
The butterflies finished emerging over the weekend and were fluttering in the container when we arrived at school this morning. It’s true that it is wonderful to watch the caterpillars grow and change but the fun part is letting them free.
We share this experience with our grand friends. We visit them at their seniors home once a month. They have a beautiful flower garden that is a great home for
We had a small group of children so they had lots of opportunity to care for the butterflies. We removed each butterfly, from their container, using a stick.
Once they were holding their butterfly on the stick they walked around to show the grand friends. I love watching the interactions between the seniors and the juniors. They are both excited by what is happening. The relationships grow stronger and
their differences grow smaller.
If the butterfly stays on the stick long enough the children take a good look before
taking it to the flower garden.
Many of the butterflies flew up in the air but some of them did stay in the garden.
We also found them in other places.
On the chairs.
On the ground.
And on our shirts.
Bye bye butterflies.