Advocating for Monarchs

A few weeks ago I shared an article about Mrs. Greenham’s class in Newmarket. Her students are asking the public to plant milkweeds in order to save the Monarch Butterflu species. The article was in the Era Banner on May 3.Article

We have been investigating the life cycle of Milkweeds over the past year. Each time we walk to the pond we look at the milkweeds and talk about the life cycle. This spring we have noticed new growth. We have also found milkweeds in our school garden by the front doors. We learned  that new flowers might be planted in our school garden, that caused some alarm. The students are thinking of waves to save the milkweeds. Today, one student wrote a letter to the teacher and discussed her views on why they shouldn’t weed out the milkweeds. As a class we made some signs and posted them in the garden. We hope students respect our signs and leave the milkweeds in place.


Our students are learning the importance of advocating and making a difference in their world.


About mrsharrisonlsps

I'm a Kindergarten teacher who is running a Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Discovery Educator Star.
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One Response to Advocating for Monarchs

  1. Nathalie Rudner says:

    Dear Mrs. Harrison and Miss Sanders’ Ks,

    I wanted to thank you for sharing the important work that you are doing to protect milkweed and the Monarch butterflies. I have been following the work that you are doing on Twitter and it is very exciting.

    Your message about protecting habitats is very important. You should all be very proud of the leadership that you have taken in helping the environment!

    Keep up the great work!

    Mrs. Rudner from @YRDSBEcoSchools

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