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First-graders learn about the ecosystem of the desert

March 7, 2013

As part of their International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile, first grade students at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School researched plants and animals that live and survive in the environmental conditions of the world’s deserts.

Students created fact sheets and posters about their animals and what they need to eat to survive in the sparse terrain of the desert. During the project, students discovered that the wild Mustang horse eats grass, cotton-tail rabbits eat a variety of cacti and the gray fox eats cotton-tail rabbits.

KLR first-graders

KLR Assistant Principal John Correa with students, from left, Olivia Zajkowski, Elijah McCall, Rafael Liciaga, Elizabeth Green and Hanna Cavello.