The pitter-patter of little feet…er, beaks

imageIt’s spring around our campus, and that means that life is abounding in our classrooms. We’ve got plants, fish, caterpillars, and as of Monday: baby chicks!

Our 3rd graders became proud parents of almost a dozen chicks this past week, and they couldn’t be more excited. They have been waiting patiently for weeks, and finally got to see their brood arrive.

Keeping in line with our study of the Modern Era, they chose to name these chicks after U.S. Presidents and First Ladies. Eleanor “Ellie” Roosevelt was the first to arrive, proving to be a welcome distraction during a math test.

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There’s something captivating about not only watching new life, but watching it through the eyes of a child. Whether it’s the squeal of a Kindergartner as she sees her plant grow its first leaf, or the wonder of a 1st grader watching a fish dart around the aquarium, our students really are experiencing truth, goodness and beauty in their classrooms. The chicks just happen to be the loudest expression of those virtues.

 

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