petting a rabbit

Once again, SKS Summer School partnered with the Shell Knob branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library.  The library's summer reading challenge is "All Together Now."  This program celebrates the unique gifts each person brings to our community.  SKS students were treated to three different presentations throughout summer school.  The Fishin Magician made his appearance at school and had students asking over and over, "How did he do that?"  The next week, Sarah from the Wonders of Wildlife came to school, bringing a few of her friends: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Chinchilla, a Pancake Tortoise and an Eastern Rat Snake.  The interesting fact we learned about the rat snake is that it can eat 3000 ticks in one season!  Our last presentation was from The Dickerson Park Zoo. Keeping with the all together theme, this presenter read the students a book entitled, Animal Teams: How  Amazing Animals Work Together in the Wild by Charlotte Milner.  The students got to see an ant farm and pet a rabbit.  The library presentations are always student favorites!   The Shell Knob library hosts many different programs throughout the year, check their website, ( for details.