The first and second graders enjoyed a day of learning and fun at the Turtle Back Zoo on Monday, May 16th. Both classes used this trip to support their studies about animals. The second graders are studying habitats and the first graders are focusing on classifications of animals, so both science units were heavily reinforced during the trip. The group's favorite exhibit was the new "African Adventure," which showcased four giraffes. The classes were excited to learn that three out of the four giraffes are younger than one year old! The fourth is about 9 years old. Many children had never seen a giraffe so close-up before, making the visit definitely a unique and special experience. The students had a fantastic time and the teachers were thrilled to hear them say that this was, "the best field trip ever." The teachers and chaperones who made this trip possible were ecstatic that the day was such a hit among the students...while still having so much educational value.

Click here for pictures from the zoo.

By Ms. Merker

Second Grade Teacher