In 2nd grade at SJDS, we are involved in a lot of hands on science activities and experiments. As part of our animal science unit on life cycles, the students were able to observe and record the metamorphoses of the caterpillar and tadpole. The students observed and logged the changes that they saw each day. On the day the butterflies emerged, we celebrated by releasing them and enjoying butterfly shaped cakes. We were also excited to see that our praying mantis's hatched from their egg on the same day! The students learn so many things by experiencing science first hand!

Susannah Joyce