St. John's students explore stages of life

From egg to pupa, from pupa to caterpillar, from caterpiller to chrysalis, from chrysalis to butterfly, the 3rd grade class at St John the Baptist School in Vermillion watched these stages of life unfold right before their eyes. Sr Mary Noel's class observed, discussed and then released a monarch butterfly named Rachel during the first week of school as part of daily science class. Pictured here are 3rd graders Aiden Ryan and Mary Strommen during the butterfly release.