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Students give freedom to more than 70 butterflies

Willsboro Central School third-grader Kaili Bourdeau helps release butterflies as part of a project in Lorilee Sheehan’s classroom.

Willsboro Central School third-grader Kaili Bourdeau helps release butterflies as part of a project in Lorilee Sheehan’s classroom. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Sheehan said it was been a task to keep the many caterpillars fed, but it has been great fun.

The project will not conclude now that the students have granted the monarch butterflies their freedom.

“We will be doing creative writings, have the students put themselves in the position of the butterfly and have them write about where they would go, talk about their travel to Mexico and why the butterflies need warmer climates,” Sheehan said.

For now, the butterfly portion of Sheehan’s life cycle lesson has concluded. As they waved goodbye, the class joined one student, who had named his butterfly Bob.

“Goodbye Bob,” he said.

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