Willagillespie Hatches Ducklings

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EUGENE, Ore. — A special surprise for students at Willagillespie Elementary School Monday. Eleven new eagle family members, well ducklings to be exact.

Joy has been nesting at Willagillespie Elementary for the last three years. This year she chose to lay her 11 eggs in the courtyard garden. They all hatched on Saturday, just in time for Easter.

Staff members say the kids have always been interested in Joy and it’s been a great learning tool.

“It’s becoming writing projects for some grade levels. It’s become science with our predictions that we’ve been making and math on how to figure out the days and counting the days,” said 5th grade teacher Lavinia Page.

The eggs took about four weeks to hatch.

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