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Critters!

Before the winter break, a few friends from Critters and Conservation visited the school.  It was an exciting afternoon! Our guests included a macaw, a pygmy hedgehog, a hissing cockroach, a gecko, and a legless lizard. A big thank you to Ms. Renea for organizing this event! Much fun and learning was had by all!

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Meet Reese!

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Reese, the first of the geese, is very well and spry this Mother’s Day. There are three additional eggs with pips and cracks. More loveable geese will be here soon!

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Mr. Storm

Mr. Storm brought his unusual and fantastic beehive to Morgan Academy today. He shared fascinating facts about bees, honey, and hives.

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“Fairy Town”

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Many years ago, imaginative Morgan Academy students created a magical world called “Fairy Town.” In this mystical village, one will see homes, hospitals, stores, and financial institutions for the fairy folk of Morgan Academy. Today, as part of our gardening program, students and parents built new fairy houses and fairy vehicles. Much fun was had by all.

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Insect Infestation

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Today in science class, kindergarteners learned about metamorphosis, and everyone morphed into butterflies.

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Afternoon Visitor

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Ms. April found this baby mud turtle crossing the road and brought him to school. He will be safely released this evening.

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Building a Bog

Exciting science news! Morgan Academy students built a carnivorous bog. The fifty gallon bog houses pitcher plants, Venus fly-traps, African violets, and a variety of mosses. Students participated in creating the different levels of soil, discussed the importance of the water cycle, and explored the features of the ecosystem.

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Happy Birthday Peep!

As part of the science and environmental education program, thirty-six Ameraucana eggs have been incubating since April 26. The first chick hatched today! The children voted to name the newest member of the Morgan Academy family. Please welcome Peep! He/she is fluffy, cute, and weighs 4.5 ounces. The children and I have been using stethoscopes to listen for movement from the remaining eggs. There should be more baby chicks by tomorrow.