First Grade Butterfly Unit

First graders learned about butterflies.

In art, first graders were introduced to the math concept, symmetry. They created butterflies by putting paint on one side of paper, folding it in half and pressing down. When the paper was open, the paint was symmetrical.

In general studies, students are watching their caterpillars turn into butterflies.


The app, Doink Green Screen was used to turn the first graders into butterflies.

The app, Background Eraser/SuperImpose Photo Editor was used to erase the background and turn it into a PNG file.

An eighth grader used the app, Doink Animation to animate the butterflies.

The background of the butterflies are the marigolds that the first graders made at the beginning of the year.

First graders learned that butterflies flap their wings by contracting their bodies.