On Friday, May 20, the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades from Tyler Elementary School came to the Phillips for the opening of their Young Artists Exhibition. The event was a celebration of art the students created through arts-integrated lessons.
I got to talk to some of Ms. Fraticelli’s kindergartners (pictured above) about the artwork they made together, which illustrated migration of the Monarch butterfly. I figured they would want to point out their personal contributions to the collaborative artworks, but they were more excited to tell me what they had learned. I found out from the kindergartners that the Monarch lives for milkweed; milkweed is the only plant their larva can eat, so their migration is dependent on where the milkweed grows.
You can learn a lot from a kindergartner!
Ben Tollefson, School, Outreach, and Family Programs Coordinator