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Cathedral Students Hold a Baby Shower for Chicks

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A school seems like an odd place to hold a baby shower, but not for students at Cathedral.

Just 5 days ago, 10 little chicks were born in their science room.

Their teacher, Jessica Naslund thought they could turn this learning experience into a community service.

"For some of them, this is the first opportunity they've ever had to hold a chick and actually see a chick hatch out of an egg and watch it grow," 5th and 6th grade science teacher and librarian Jessica Naslund said.

For the past few days the students have been studying the chicks and the eggs.

"The stuff that we learned in science kind of goes a long with what we're doing here cause we're kind of learning about cells during science," 5th grader Hale Bradley said.

Now, this learning experience is turning into a life experience.

"We've learned a little bit academically and educationally about life cycles and farm life but then on the flip side we've turned it into a community service project," Naslund said. "So I thought spring, new life.. let's have a baby shower."

All of the students are bringing in newborn items like diapers and baby clothes.

All of it will be donated to the First Choice Clinic in Bismarck to help out new parents.

"So it's not only a personal learning opportunity for ourselves but it's also an opportunity for the students to learn about our community and what we can do to help others," Naslund said. 

Unfortunately, this baby shower is also somewhat of a going away party.

On Friday the little chicks are going to a farm just outside of town to grow up, continue the life cycle the students have been learning about this week and lay new eggs for the kids to raise next year.

On Monday Mrs. Naslund is delivering all of the gifts to First Choice.

They are collecting donations for the rest of the week and they already have 3 tables full.

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