It was an exciting meeting. The first Friday of each month we have our KSE Meeting during morning meeting and it is led by our fourth grade partners: Jacob Christie, Alyssa Addleman, and Kaitlyn Inglett. Jacob led us in the singing of the KSE Promise. Alyssa conducted the treasurer's report. Jenna donated 2 cents to give us a total of $16.14. Each year the PTO gives every classroom $50 and I always donate ours to KSE so the children can get started on their sponsorships. Our new total was $60.14. The children have listened to many interesting animal reports at our KSE Meetings. The choices for sponsorship were: leopards/Ruthann, hippo/Abrianna, dolphin/Brooklyn, sea turtles/Jenna, wolves/Keara, gorillas/Connor and Keegan, penguins/Ruthann, koalas/Ruthann, kangaroos/Ruthann and Brooklyn, monkey eating eagle/Ruthann. The children voted and the top two vote getters were: dolphin and leopard. We looked at Ruthann's information and to sponsor a leopard you have to buy a goat for $50 so the farmers won't kill the leopards that prey on their livestock. Ruthann decided to change to a jaguar instead. We are sponsoring both animals through the Defenders of Wildlife organization. The dolphin is $25 and the jaguar is $35. Our treasury now stands at $6.14. Nick shared his animal report on elephants and Jacob Christie shared facts about his new hermit crabs.