These photos reflect the change in our environment when our teacher, Scott Brouette, facilitated a project on butterflies with his two year-old classroom.
The children caught the butterflies on our quad with large containers. In the classroom Scott hung the mosquito net from the ceiling and secured it around a small table to prevent butterfly escapes. Inside the netting, the children put flowering plants and water to create the butterfly habitat.
The butterflies were more authentically displayed and the twos could see how they moved and lived MUCH better than if the butterflies were contained in a traditional, hand-held bug jar. You should have SEEN those twos, tilting their heads way back, gazing up and watching those butterflies. Such wonder.
The butterflies were actively flying about and I asked one girl what the butterflies did during quiet time when the children napped. She replied, (as if I were rather dense) “They watch us!”
After a couple days, they released the butterflies back into the wild.