Monarch and Milkweed

The first graders of Grayson County Public Schools are excited to participate in our K-2 Reading program once again this year. For September, we shared the life cycle, habitat requirements, and migration of the Monarch butterfly.


After reading Monarch and Milkweed, the students got to observe and touch, the monarch butterfly, its caterpillar, and its chrysalis. They also viewed and handled the milkweed plant and its seed pod. Further discussion explored the amazing migration of the Monarch and the need to protect its habitat.

At the end of the program at Independence Elementary School, the kids assisted with the release of the Monarch they named "Betty". She flew southward, up and away to Mexico.