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Kindergarten Students Learn about Farms

By
john jasinski,   Martin L King Jr #11
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Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
We signed up to view the Farm Virtual Tour with our kindergarten classes, who viewed the farm tour with Farmer George in October of 2018. Our school was able to link up with the Fuel Up to Play 60 Team/Dairy Team and learn about how farms work, as well as watch all the animals in the barn. Most of our students never had seen an actual farm as we live in an inner city in NJ. It was well worth the time and the students had a blast.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Having all the kindergarten classes view the tour in the gym. It was a challenge to keep their attention the whole time. And since I am not a technical guy, it was a challenge for me..lol. I actually had some of our 8th grade students attend and help with the set up.

How did you accomplish your goals?

I signed our school up for the virtual tour and asked that each kindergarten class attend at the designated time. All 4 of our kindergarten classes came and stayed almost the whole program.

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

Our school was selected for a Fuel Up to Play 60 photo shoot with the Dairy Council in September 2018, and members of the Dairy Council who came let us know about the Virtual tour. We were excited to join the tour, and the kindergarten students had a great time. Our students now know where milk comes from---- not just from the store-but farm. When they now see milk at breakfast and lunch, they know where it comes from.