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Silvia School Celebrates World School Milk Day!

By
Teresa Mahjoory,   Frank M Silvia
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Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement,  Physical Activity Participation
Silvia School Celebrates World School Milk Day!
We recently celebrated "World School Milk Day" with a Farm to School event. In the classroom, students watched videos about how milk is produced. Students were able to see how hard farmers work and gained appreciation for their efforts in providing us with our milk at lunch time. We continued that conversation by having students write letters to local farmers thanking them for their efforts. We involved our school community by inviting families to come in and participate in physical education class with us. We then shared an ice cold carton of milk with them as a thank you for joining us. At recess, students played "milk inspired games" that had them getting extra physical activity and learning about the importance of milk. We also worked together to create the tallest glass of milk we could color outside on our playground. Students were able to share what they had learned from the event with families who had visited. Adults and students together had great conversation around the importance of milk and dairy farming as they colored together. It was a great day!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and teachers were able to have amazing conversations around the importance of milk and dairy farming. We shared videos about farmers stories around milk production and farm life. Both groups used teamwork to create awesome thank you letters for some local farmers for this special day. Families from the school community were able to come into school to share the excitement and some dairy with us!

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

With all the excitement we have generated from this event, we are already planning our activities for next years' celebration. Students are asking to wear milk inspired outfits to school and farm related attire as well. We have generated so much excitement that I will be looking for opportunities to get my students out to a local dairy farm to see what they saw in the video’s but now in real life.