For the remainder of the school year we have four ducklings that have joined the students here at St. Matthew. We have four female buff ducks that were born on April 3rd that arrived in Mr. Hernandez's class just a couple days after they hatched and they growing fast! This trimester's gardening elective will be raising the ducks in the classroom and the garden. The class will be discussing the beneﬁts of ducks in the garden as a useful way to control pests, as well as the free fertilizer they provide. Feel free to swing by the 6th grade classroom before or after school to say hi to the ladies as the grow.