Welcome to Harrington's Big Backyard
male monarch butterfly

Take a Walk through a Second Grader's Eyes

In the fall second graders will study soil, its origins, the role of living things in making it and the importance of non-living things in soil. In winter, the students will study the different states of water. And finally in the spring they will discover and compare the habitats of insects. Close observations will be made of the Monarch butterfly and other active insects in the school yard.

Please check the walk schedule and the grade coordinator or classroom representative for details of when each walk takes place. Walk leaders should remember to recite Harrington's Big Backyard Mantra before each walk.

Fall Walk

Soil layers of soil

Winter Walk

States of Matter

Spring Walk

Insect Detectives

Additional Resources