Our Grade 1 students have been learning about monarch butterflies and how human development has impacted their habitats. They learned how planting milkweed seeds can give the monarchs a safe environment and can help to boost the monarch population. The classes decided that they wanted to help out any way that they could.
In the fall, they collected milkweed pods and harvested the seeds. Then, just last week, they planted these milkweed seeds in the hopes that they will grow into seedlings to be planted in our back acreage. During our discussions, they realized that they could do even more to help the monarchs outside of CDS. They created envelopes of seeds to share with family and friends. They also wrote a letter and challenged the Mayor of King City to make our community a safe haven for monarchs!
Way to go, Grade 1s! You have shown us that the littlest thing can make a huge difference.