Saturday, 21 November 2015

Valentines for Vets ~ Remembrance Day 2015

Madame D. made poppy necklaces for the children to wear on Remembrance Day.

On Remembrance Day, the children at our little yellow school were busy making Valentines. 




While it may seem a little odd to be making Valentines in November, these Valentines were not just any Valentines. 

These special cards will be part of Veterans Affairs Canada's Valentines for Vets campaign.  In February, our Valentines will be sent to Veterans living in long-term care facilities across Canada.

Our Valenitnes

This little heart is here to say have a terrific Valentine's Day!  Thank you for all that you have done.

Remembrance Day is difficult to explain to young children.  Making Valentines for the soldiers was something they could understand.  The children felt enormous pride in the fact that their cards would be making soldiers very happy on Valentine's Day.  It was lovely to spend a part of Remembrance Day doing a little something for those who have done so much to protect the freedom that we have today. 

In the wake of world events, we are grateful to all those who are committed to protecting freedom.

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education;
all politics can do is keep us out of war.

                                                             ~ Maria Montessori

Friday, 6 November 2015

A Visit From A Dairy Farmer

This week, a dairy farmer came to visit us at school.   Farmer S. was familiar to some of our students as she was one of our leaders on our recent field trip.  Farmer S. came to our school to tell us a little bit about how milk gets from the cow to our tables.  She knows a lot about this as she has 60 dairy cows on her farm.  

Farmer S. brought many interesting things to show us.

Farmer S.'s Display

A Blow Up Cow and Milking Equipment

Real Photos of a Dairy Farm

Different Breeds of Cattle

Milk Products

Farmer S. had lots of things to share with us about cows and dairy farming.  We learned when a cow begins producing milk, what cows eat, how many times they are milked each day and the products that are made from milk.  We even learned a new song.

Farmer S. and The Children

Our favourite part was pretending to milk a cow. 

Farmer S. and the Cow

M. and E. Holding The Cow

A. and D. Holding The Cow

First you must clean the cow's udder.

L. is holding the cleaning tool.

P. is cleaning the cow's udder.

Then the udder is wiped dry.

K. is wiping the cow's udder dry.

Lastly, a milking machine is attached to the cow's udder.

Farmer S. With A Modern Milking Machine

The Milking Machine

The children are using the milking machine.

We were very happy to see Farmer S. again and we are so glad she came to visit our school.  We had a great time learning about cows, dairy farming and milk.  Thank you Farmer S.!