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Peggy the Pelican

In a delightful twist to classroom dynamics, Hourglass Christian School’s 1st-grade class has welcomed a new member who’s making quite the splash—Peggy the Pelican! This feathered friend is not just a pet; she’s an educational companion, teaching our young students valuable lessons in responsibility and ecology.

A Bird’s-Eye View on Learning

Peggy’s arrival has been met with chirps of excitement and flaps of joy. The 1st graders are responsible for her daily care, from feeding to cleaning her habitat. This hands-on experience teaches them important life skills like responsibility, empathy, and teamwork.

More Than Just Beak Performance

But Peggy is not just about fun and feathers. She’s also an educational goldmine. Our students are learning about avian biology, ecosystems, and the importance of wildlife conservation. They’ve even started a “Pelican Journal,” where they document Peggy’s behaviors, eating habits, and any notable interactions.

A Spiritual Connection

In line with our faith-based curriculum, Peggy has also become a symbol of God’s creation and the importance of stewardship. Students are learning about the biblical significance of birds and are encouraged to see Peggy as a living example of God’s intricate design.

The Sky’s the Limit

The enthusiasm for Peggy has spread wings across the school, inspiring other classes to consider adopting educational pets of their own. Who knows, Peggy might just be the first in a long line of animal educators at Hourglass Christian School!

So here’s to Peggy, the pelican who’s teaching us that when it comes to learning and growing, the sky is truly the limit. Welcome to the flock, Peggy!

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