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Mrs. Melino has a project on donorschoose.org. Please consider donating or spreading the word. Thank you!

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/improving-agriculture-literacy-via-a-sch/945498/?pma=true&pmaId=1521522&pmaHash=n%2BQCQoP779Nb0EbWncCB3Q%3D%3D&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=feedback_donationmessage_teacher

The items that I’ve requested will help care for our sheep, alpacas, goats and poultry on campus. We are in need of items such as manure forks, scoops, hay racks, buckets, hoof shears, leads, books, basic first aid, and preventative medications. Students will use the supplies and resources to gain hands-on experience caring for the animals. Students in the Ag program are responsible for every aspect of animal care. They feed the animals, clean their stalls, shear, trim hooves, assist with deworming and lambing etc…

The continued use of the permanent on-campus farm fulfills the goal of teaching Agriculture literacy in our district. The outdoor classroom provides innovative and pragmatic opportunities for student to gain both academic and character education, while strengthening the ties between our elementary and high school. Furthermore, community involvement from local farmers and agricultural groups will create positive working relationships between the school and community.

 

 

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