Today we released our classroom ladybugs and butterflies. It is always a magical moment in the garden as we wait in silence and then the young butterflies slowly flutter away to the children’s quiet gasps. This year one butterfly was especially stubborn and not quite ready to leave its secure home, but finally after much lingering (and plenty of kisses blown its way from the learners), it slowly rose up above us into the sky. IMG_2007 (1)