Agricultural Literacy Week
We have developed a relationship with a locally owned family farm to make a real life connection to the 2014 New York Agriculture In the Classroom Featured Literacy Book: Weaving the Rainbow. Kate Worden, from Wormont Woolies, came to Memorial Park Elementary School to read the book to the 1st and 2nd grade classes. Following the book reading Mrs. Worden demonstrated how to card and spin wool, following her demonstration the students were able to spin wool from her farm by using drop spindles.
The following week these same students took a short trip to the Wormont Woolies Farm. Here they were able to see dairy cows, calves, sheep, gardens, and planted sunflower seeds.