The elementary menagerie started with communications teacher Sherri Keesee, who applied for a classroom grant with Arkansas Game and Fish to create an out-of-classroom experience.
"So they take that from textbook, and transfer it to real life," Keesee says.
It all started with some rabbits, and you know what they do.
"They multiplied," Keesee says. "Yeah. Like rabbits, they multiplied like rabbits. Literally."
But they didn't stop at just the rabbits.
"We have chicken, we have rabbits, we have turtles, we have fish," Keesee says.
You could say it's an exciting learning opportunity for students, or just plain awesome.
"I think it's really cool and fun that we get to come out here and play," says Hannah Osburn.
Gavin Putnam says, "It's a lot better than being cooped up in a classroom."
But it's not all play.
"We actually pull weeds and stuff. We work out here," Osburn says.
Then students go back into the classroom and write reports. But who says learning can't be furry, floppy-eared and fun?
"We are learning, but we are learning in a really fun way," says Osburn.
And that's something worth crowing about.