First Graders had a life cycle lesson in class to learn about birth. They hatched duckling eggs. They pondered with their teacher's help on what to do with the new born ducklings. Make them future Creatures of Rehab to help others at Acres of Hope and Aspirations was suggested. A life cycle lesson in class turned into a inspiring and memorable lesson of giving back at a young age.
44 first graders along with their dedicated teachers accompanied these little ducklings on their schoolbus to Acres of Hope and Aspirations to see the future home. All the first graders got to meet all the Creatures of Rehab and tour the Gardens of Hope at Acres of Hope and Aspirations. The pond and other ducks at Acres of Hope and Aspirations were exciting to the first graders as they could see that their ducklings would have a nice, nurturing environment to grow up in with other quacking feathered friends.
All the first graders got to meet all the Creatures of Rehab and tour the Gardens of Hope at Acres of Hope and Aspirations. The talking colorful parrots and the huge BRGs (Big Reptile Girls) or African Tortoises brought many smiles to these cute adorable faces. The 26 inch miniature horse, Delarosa who was shorter than most of the first graders wore his bike helmet in front of the first graders as education to protect their head was part of the tour. Bike helmets were donated by the Habush Charitable Foundation to bring awareness of the silent epidemic of brain injury that occurs every 19 seconds and changes, alters or takes a life. The first graders brought their sack lunches and all dined outside on the grounds for a fun picnic. It was a hard decision for rehab staff at Acres of Hope and Aspirations to decide who was cuter the new baby ducklings or the curious 44 first graders interacting with the Creatures of Rehab. All have brought many moments of joy and laughter.
The ducklings are already growing and looking forward to their future jobs as Creatures of Rehab. Some people of Muskego already met the new born ducklings as they quacked loud and proud at Jammin' on Janesville on June 1 at the Animal Doctor. Come see them again at Animal Doctor on for Jammin' on Janesville on July 6 and August 3, 2012.
The world needs more people like these first graders. We all can learn the importance of giving back to those who need it and gain the utmost joy and satisfaction that comes with getting involved. Donations and volunteers are needed and community service hours are available at Acres of Hope and Aspirations. We have many animal, garden and patient needs and a wish list on the website: www.acresofhopeandaspirations.org or call us at 414-422-4882. Please considering getting involved in our charitable organization.