Butterflies in Bloom at Independence Leadership Academy

At Independence Leadership Academy, librarian/media specialist Karla Douglas immersed the students in a study of butterflies. A few of the books read included "The Very Impatient Caterpillar" and "The Little Butterfly That Could" both by Ross Burach, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, and "A Butterfly is Patient" by Dianna Hutts Aston. The students were able to observe each stage of a Butterfly life cycle. They observed caterpillars, chrysalis, and eventually butterflies. Ms. Madison Liggio's PreK class, Mrs. Jamie Greer's 2nd grade class, and Mrs. Jamie Madron's 1st grade class actually released the butterflies once they were ready. Shown: Allison Zapata in Mrs. Jamie Madron's first grade class really enjoyed releasing the butterflies.