North for Kids (videos and booklets)/Preschool
3-4 year olds
Child Development Center (Bergen Community College)
Paramus, New Jersey
Monarch Migration Alive
Journey North for Kids videos and booklets have helped me keep the Symbolic
Monarch Migration "alive" throughout the entire school year.
This is essential for this project to have meaning for them.
I use the videos in sequence during the months they seem most appropriate.
Here are some examples:
our symbolic monarchs are sent, I show the video
of the sanctuary symbolic monarch display.
a unit on "animals in winter" I will show the Journey North
for Kids photos that depict a
walk in the monarch forest.
a unit on farming I will show a video from the sanctuary region.
- When the
children decided to raise money to "Plant more trees for the monarchs"
I showed a video from Journey North depicting children planting trees.
- When we
find monarchs in the fall or are raising monarchs in the spring, I use
the video of the monarch
I also send
links to theme home to parents so students can share them with their families
at home. This is a wonderful way to enhance the home/school connection.
I also print out The
Magic of Butterfly Migration
booklet for each child to bring home. At the end of the year we create
our own booklets using digital pictures of our monarchs and our garden.
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