Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Glenview 7th graders go back in time

This week the farm hosted about 280 7th graders from Springman Middle School in Glenview. This is the second year we have done a day long program for the local middle schools and all of the students, teachers, and our staff have a great time! The kids get a chance to learn about Glenview during the 1920's and how farming connected to the overall community. Students do domestic chores such as sewing, luandry, and cooking; they learn about livestock care and farm machinery; they visit our 1930's grocery store and learn about bartering and store credit; they even get to milk a cow-a highlight for all! This was also the first time we have used our new shed for a program. Though the staff is pretty tired by the end of the week, this is a very rewarding program, and you leave feeling very happy to have taught so many kids about Glenview's history. Thanks for visiting Springman!