By Cassie Bingham, Communications Specialist
Last week students from Toddler Beginnings and Preschool got to enjoy a real treat! Scales and Tails Utah visited Guadalupe School to introduce some reptilian friends and share facts about their traits and habitats. Scales and Tails provides a hands-on, educational experience to small children, where a trained professional presents a lizard, snake, and tortoise to be pet and observed, before revealing a 6-foot boa constrictor!
Students, parents, and teachers alike were equal parts thrilled and chilled as they allowed the giant snake to rest around their shoulders, or lay in their arms. The kids loved the chance to feel the different textures of the lizard scales and tortoise shell as the reptiles were introduced. Not only did the kids learn from touch, they also had the opportunity to listen as the presenter taught about the reptiles. He explained what they liked to eat and what kinds of environments they lived in.
As one can see, rarely a day goes by at Guadalupe School that is not exciting and filled with fun surprises! We pride ourselves on the fact that Guadalupe students learn through a variety of unique experiences that involve both hands-on learning and instruction from talented teachers. Fortunately, the Salt Lake area is rich with opportunity for sharing in social good and educational experiences, which allows Guadalupe School families to reap the benefits of learning from community partners.