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Houlton Elementary School students share ‘Down on the Farm Day’ with family

HOULTON, Maine — On Tuesday, May 28, kindergarten students at Houlton Elementary School along with a parent or grandparent enjoyed a visit to “Down on the Farm Day.”

Dickie Mitchell, left, listens as his mom, Heather reads, “The Giraffe Can’t Dance” and Steven Fanjoy enjoys a book he chose.
(Courtesy of Karen Donato)

Each of the six kindergarten rooms hosted a farm themed learning activity for guests. Students received a special barn backpack to keep their items in that they received,  as they made their way through each area of the farm.

Pam Prosser read a special book to her grandson, Trent Jewell at the kindergarten “Down on the the Farm Day.”
(Courtesy of Karen Donato)

Each of the classrooms hosted a different activity which included: music and movement, drawing, story-time, a reading activity, a listening time and math.

Kindergarten teacher Lori Soucy, dressed as a farmer,  explains the schedule of the morning as the participants visit each of the classrooms. They spent about 20 minutes in each of the classrooms enjoying a variety of lessons.
(Courtesy of Karen Donato)

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