Mrs. Ballinger’s class has been learning about animal and plant life cycles. We planted marigold seeds. All the plants have sprouted! We are also looking at the life cycle of the owl, a raptor. Next week we will dissect owl pellets. Owls eat their prey whole and spit out a “pellet “with bones, feathers and fur. Dissecting the sterilized pellets will enable students to reconstruct the skeletal system of whatever the owl ate.