Grade 3 students watched as caterpillars gobbled up food, tuned big and round, made their way to a hanging spot, spun a chrysalis, waited...waited.... and then later emerged as Painted Ladies butterflies. Right before our eyes the life cycle of a butterfly became very real! Students learned how to approach the butterfly and let it walk onto their finger. Then students slowly lifted them out of their cage and watched as they pumped their wings getting ready to take flight. Off they went to start the cycle all over again! Many thanks to School Board Member Tom Fleps for getting these little wonders to us!