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Archer Sees Seeds Turn to Milkweeds

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Students at Archer Street followed up a planting activity from the 2014-15 year with related writing lessons.
Ms. Crespi and Ms. Piddoubny’s second-grade classes studied monarch butterflies and milkweed last year, and planted milkweed seeds in a fenced garden at the school. Recently, those seeds fully bloomed, and the students are now incorporating their documented findings with the English language arts curriculum by crafting letters to this year’s second-grade classes. The theme of the letters is to encourage the classes to plant milkweed to support the survival of the monarch butterfly.
The milkweed activity served as a two-pronged project through which students learned a variety of skills.