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Living Zoo with Grade 2 at Franklin School


Living Zoo with Grade 2 at Franklin School

Living Zoo with Grade 2 at Franklin School   

ROXBURY, NJ (March 8, 2019) – Franklin Elementary School in Roxbury Township was a zoo on February 22nd, quite literally. Second graders in Mrs. Manney’s, Mrs. Miller’s, and Mrs. Sarrel’s classes put on a “Living Zoo” for the school where each student portrayed an animal that they had researched during the reading and writing non-fiction units of study.

Parents and the other students in the school were invited to visit the zoo and walk amongst the “animals”. At each exhibit, you could read interesting facts about the animal, their habitat, what it eats, the size of the animal, and much more! 

Principal Lisa Ferrare mentioned that “the best part was that parents got to see each animal ‘face to face’ as they studied facts about them! It was a roaring good time full of adventure!” 

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Franklin School)


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699. 


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