The Whales spent three fun and focused weeks studying insects, with a special focus on bees! Under the expert direction of our student teacher, Ms. Gabie, Whales completed research papers on three different bee species: Mason Bees, Bumble Bees and Honey Bees. Each group used their research to produce a small skit which they shared with friends in the Dolphin and Shark classes.
In addition to bee research, the Whales watched with delight as three of our Saturniid Moths hatched from their cocoons. We allowed our Luna and Cynthia Moths to travel around our classroom for a bit, stretching their wings and sharing their short-lived beauty with us. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our Praying Mantis nymphs!