Senorita Mariposa

40 min.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Big Idea

Learning another language helps you explore new worlds

Today, we are going to learn a little bit about butterflies and we will learn some words in Spanish. What do Monarch butterflies and Spanish have in common? Let's find out!

First, listen to - the song.

(The recorded lyrics don't exactly match the text to Senorita Mariposa, but will give chance for kids to work with musical shakers to get the rhythm.)

Read Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G) and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero

Señorita Mariposa

What have students learned about the Monarch Butterfly migration? Where do the butterflies fly to after hatching in North America?

Share Caterpillar to Butterfly by Melissa Stewart

Caterpillar to Butterfly

Fun follow up - share videos with the kids to see how many understand the dialogue. See slide show information:

Now that you have learned a little Spanish and more about Monarch butterflies - what questions do you have? Post your Wonder at Wonderopolis

Challenge yourself to learn more Spanish with the Duo Lingo app