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- May 7th 2013, Howard County Conservancy Read More...
- May 15th 2013, Kindergarten Visitation
- May 15, 2013, Bertucci's Family Night Read More...
- May 20, 2013, Poetry Residency Read More...
- May 21 & 22, 2013, Maryland Science Center Traveling Program Read More...
Butterfly Outreach Program (Click on the picture to view the slideshow)
The second grade enjoyed a fun and interactive visit on May 7th from the Howard County Conservancy. Tabby Fique brought the Butterfly Outreach Program to Pointers Run. It was a wonderful compliment to the second grade’s science unit on butterflies.
The children had an opportunity to learn about several topics related to butterflies. The butterfly’s life cycle, habitats of both caterpillars and butterflies, food (nectar and mud), predators, migration, and butterfly senses, such as compound vision, were all covered. The children had an opportunity to volunteer to act out the life cycle of a butterfly, and to act out both the caterpillar and butterfly defenses against predators. The children also learned how to safely observe butterflies without hurting them. It was fun and engaging afternoon.