Our K-2nd grade students have been spending time this Spring studying the life cycle of beneficial garden insects, such as lady bugs and painted lady butterflies! A big thank you to the Earth’s Birthday Project for donating live insects for our students to study and observe overtime. We’ve been creating life cycle comic strips, graphing the number of spots on lady bugs, and looking closely at common body parts among insects. Lastly, the fun part is releasing them. Students had the opportunity to hold and release our lady bugs and butterflies into the garden to help pollinate our plants and track down pesky aphids.