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Life Cycles in Second Grade

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This fall, second graders had an opportunity, along with the Otoe County Extension Office to do a mini-unit on the Butterfly life cycle.  The Extension Office came to Bennet Elementary three times to do activities with the students.  They had the opportunity to learn the stages of the life cycle, the parts of a butterfly, and then each classroom got 5 painted lady caterpillars to care for! We were able to observe them eat, multiply in size, wrap themselves in a chrysalises, and hatch into a beautiful butterfly! The students loved letting them go into the trees behind the school on release day!  We can’t wait to do it again next year!