Monarchs & Milkweed

The Monarch butterflies are on the move! So, if your Milkweed plants were successfully transplanted into the ground or into a large pot and are doing well, you may want to check for eggs and/or caterpillars. Mrs. S-S found two large caterpillars the other day. What was the clue that there may be caterpillars? The leaves of the plants were all 'chewed up!' A message from the overwintering sites up along the coast was that the Monarchs have begun to fly off (this is a bit early; they usually start to leave their 'winter vacation spots' in February) probably due to the warm weather we've been having.

We will be celebrating California's official Western Monarch Day the first week of February. In case you didn't know, February 5th has been officially declared as Western Monarch Day by the State Assembly! We'll plant more Milkweed, just in case your Milkweed is kaput...Let's save the Monarch butterfly population, together.

FYI: We are planting Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed). For more information about the Monarch butterfly, visit Mrs. S-S' Monarch website.

AR Book Find

I bet YOU have your own 'AR' books at home or have been checking some out at your own public library! 'Accelerated Reader' books are simply those that have the special quizzes to go with them. Check to see if your book book is listed under the AR Book Find. You can find the reading level and more!

Contact info

You may contact Mrs. S-S via email if you have questions: email Mrs. S-S