Goodbye, Butterflies

I feel like I'm so behind!!! In everything!!!... Papers to grade, stuff to organize, blogs to catch up on and comment on, shows to watch, chores to do!!! Eeek! I am buried under a never-ending pile of papers this weekend. Luckily in 10 ten days I'll be able to slow down and catch up!!! I cannot wait for a break!!! There are SO many things on my to-do list!!!

Last week it was finally time to let our butterflies go. 

We said a cute little goodbye poem to our butterflies,

then took them out to the garden to let them fly free. 

This year went MUCH better than last year!!! 

This little friend exclaimed, "I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT, BOB!" to this butterfly as it fluttered away. Sooooooo funny. And I miraculously got it on video. Randomly. I just put it in the kid's end of the year DVD. Good memories! :) 

Last year, the birds starting diving as soon as we let the butterflies go. The birds had a nice lunch while my kids learned about food chains and predators & prey. :-/ 

Have a great weekend!!! 



  1. I laughed out loud inappropriately about the bird's lunch last year. Sorry. :D

    So glad things went better this year.

    You're almost done! Hang in there.
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  2. Love those "teachable moments" !!!!

  3. That's so terrible about the birds last year. How awful for your little ones. Glad they didn't get the memo about the butterflies this time around.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. Oh my gosh, lol! I can't believe that story about the birds! That's cute that they say a goodbye poem to the butterflies!!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Ah, what a cute idea with the butterflies! Do you watch the metamorphosis, or what exactly do you do with them? Also love that you mentioned a DVD you send home with students! Can you tell me more about it. Sounds ADORABLE! :)

    Ms. Wilkie's Second Grade Class