Thursday, March 18, 2010

Children's Farm Stand

Yesterday marked the inauguration of the "Children's Farm Stand" at my son's school.  We are so lucky to have a school which has a thriving vegetable garden, fruit trees, and chickens!  The chicken coop was put in last year and the students have enjoyed watching the chicks grow. Now, the children are using this experience to incorporate their practical life, science, reading, writing, and math skills.  Each week, two children are assigned to the "Farm Stand".  On Monday, they took orders from the parents and grandparents at the end of the school day.  The children wrote down the name of each "Customer," as well as list how many eggs they would like.  Yesterday, these children were in charge of washing the eggs and drying them.  They placed each egg order in a small egg carton.  They wrote the "Customer's" name  to on the carton.  At the end of the school day, they set a little table outside with their order list and eggs cartons.  As each parent came to pick up their child, they visited the "Farm Stand" and paid for their egg orders.  The children collected the money and checked their name off the list.  What a wonderful way to incorporate so many aspects of education into one project.  

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