FORT PIERCE, FL – Students in Mrs. Brandifino’s pre-kindergarten class at Lawnwood Elementary delighted in releasing butterflies into the school’s butterfly garden. As a springboard for their unit of study, the young scholars learned about the animals’ development and nutritional needs as they morphed from egg, to larva, to pupa, to graceful adult butterfly. Students clapped and cheered as the butterflies made their way from the butterfly cage to settle on nearby flowers and trees.
Mrs. Brandifino is one of five teachers in SLPS who supports a structured early learning educational program for students who are 3 and 4 years of age. Students are supported in their literacy and personal development growth through play and structured language-rich activities.
“The early years offer a critical window of opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of our children,” said Brandifino. As a veteran educator, she passionately advocates for early literacy development and the importance of partnerships between parents and schools.
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