After a year of dormancy, Oak Hammock’s Butterfly Garden is sprouting back to life and is available for learning experiences. Ms. Campbell, 6th Grade ELA teacher, nurtured and cultivated a learning environment for students. The garden also provides a park-like atmosphere where students and staff alike can go to de-stress or meditate, and it is frequently used during SEL for students to have discussions and complete exploratory writing. The garden is a great place to practice scientific observations skills, practice mapping skills, read a book, or seek artistic inspiration! The butterfly garden is in the center of campus, not by accident. It is meant to reflect who we are at Oak Hammock K-8. In the words of Zora Neale Hurston, “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.”
6th Grade students enjoying the butterfly garden during SEL.