This year, as
part of their science curriculum, first graders created a
Butterfly Garden. On May 13, after much
planning and preparation, and with the help and expertise of Mr. and Mrs.
Brandauer, local butterfly experts and members of the Allentown Garden Club,
the children actually did the planting.
They dug holes, planted bushes, laid mulch, and applied water. In the future, first graders will continue
to water and weed the garden as well as make observations as the butterflies
begin to arrive.
was triggered by a parent of a first grader, Mrs. Strovinsky, who works in a local
nursery and had been sending the class some amazing information about butterfly
gardens. Assisting in the effort were
UFRSD’s Director of Building and Grounds, Mr. Mayeux; the Pleasant Run Nursery;
and, the Allentown Garden Club. Our
Butterfly Garden is a wonderful example of a collaborative effort between school
and community that engages children and enhances their learning. Kudos to everyone involved.