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.