By 3 pm, we knew it was time to release our monarch butterfly. Out on the playground, we lifted up our terrarium net and encouraged our butterfly to take off. We think it was very cozy up there with the other chrysalis' but after a gust of wind, the monarch butterfly flew high up in the sky. I was excited to hear students say, "there it goes, off to Mexico! I have happy tears because we helped raise the butterfly". As a teacher, my heart is full and I have to say, I had goosebumps sharing this wonderful experience with my students and lucky for us, we have 8 more butterflies waiting to emerge!