We traced the shadow made by a chain link fence on a sunny morning to observe how shadows change over time. We played shadow tag at different times as well to see how outdoor shadows shrink and grow over the course of a day. Then, we modeled our observations in class to connect the movement of the sun with the changes in the shadows we observed.
It was a beautiful day for our butterfly release! 1R students observed these amazing animals as they went through their life cycle stages in our classroom. Because they had already laid their eggs, the butterflies were docile enough so that many students had the chance to hold them before they flew away.
We loved learning more about insects at Ward’s Pond, on a special trip sponsored by the Brookline Recreation Department.