The third graders recently completed their study of the migration patterns of the Monarch Butterflies! We learned that each year in the fall, the Monarch Butterflies migrate to high altitude areas of central Mexico. Their journey is about 3000 miles long and they can not fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees. They feed almost exclusively on milkweed. After the 3rd grade students examined images of the Monarchs, they began to draw their own. They took great care to include all of the details and veining in the wings. The next step was to draw a habitat around the butterfly, and then to apply color. We used oil pastel for the butterflies, and water color paint for the rest of the image. This project is on display in the lobby of the school!