Chappell students to connect with other cultures through Journey North program

Monarch ProjectSecond grade students at Chappell Elementary are connecting with other schools around the United States by participating in the Journey North program. The students created symbolic monarch butterflies which will journey to Minnesota to become part of a large group that will travel to Mexico, just like the butterflies that are currently migrating from Canada and the United States.

The symbolic butterflies will be looked after by students in Mexico who live by monarch butterfly sanctuaries near Angangueo, Mexico. The symbolic butterflies will return north in March like real monarchs, and many will find themselves in the hands of Chappell students. Once the students receive the symbolic butterflies in March and April, Chappell second graders will have the opportunity to connect with the students in Mexico, and learn more about their lives.

In the meantime, the students at Chappell will be learning as much Spanish as possible to communicate this spring with their new friends. As an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School, Chappell Elementary makes it a priority to encourage students to become lifelong learners with an understanding and respect for other cultures.

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