The students in Gilliatte room 4 have been enjoying this beautiful Spring weather because they have had several opportunities to go outside! The students have enjoyed doing observational drawings of Spring flowers, going on walking field trips to the duck pond across the street from the school, and going on a field trip to Fort Harrison State Park's playground. Last week, while we were playing outside on the playground directly outside of our classroom, we discovered that a mother duck decided to make her nest underneath one of the trees! The students have enjoyed observing the mother duck, doing observational drawings of her, and counting the number of eggs in her nest-so far she has seven eggs in her nest! The students also helped build a fence around the tree to help keep the mother duck and her eggs safe. We will be choosing a name for the mother duck, and we are anxious to watch the ducklings hatch!