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12B Wednesday, June 6, 2001 Bu!letm, Pro( i ,), .;~ - . . ^. ii}" ":,?~ I Alex Lemnah tempts the second-grade class chicken with a shiny bit of paper. Kindergarten students were so excited about their school turning into a farm for the day that several cided to dress up for the part. Greenville kids discover the world of agriculture By Alicia Higbee out for children to taste. Indian Valley Editor Several of the children Many children have no were not shy about grabbing idea where the things theyseveral pieces to munch. eat and use every day come"Sometimes you just have from. to be brave," she said to the This situation has been ones with raised eyebrows remedied for the students of and wrinkled noses. Greenville Elementary There were more wrinkled School, and teacher Gingernoses and several surprised Gramm was surprised with expressio s--4n the room. some of the results, where Plfimas-Sierra Cattle "I didn't know meat came women's A 661 ion mem: from animals" one boy saidbet Pat Ramelli was. after seeing the beef display She was showing students during Farm Day, Friday, several display boards with a June 1. "I'm not going to eat wide variety of foods, groom- it anymore." ing products and other things Another boy knew milk that are made with animal came from a cow, but he was byproducts. surprised when he saw how.Mostly, the young students And, those were not Mary'swere surprised their crayons lambs that went to school,and bicycle tires were items The bleating sheep that greet- made with animal byprod- ed students for Farm Day be- ucts. longed to Crescent Mills resi- Other products included dent Marjory Ostman and shampoo, soap, and other her family, grooming products, as well as Ostman and her husband, the intestines and sausage Larry, demonstrated sheep stuffed into them, and other sheering, and with help from things. Gina Sobrero, they also "Do you think you could showed students some of the get through one day without things made from wool, like using anything on this serapes, board?" she asked. "No yucks allowed here," Most agreed that they. said Emily Whitney, who was could not, although the in- showing children about veg- testines received mixed reac- etables, tions. She had an assortment of Students learned how to vegetables chopped and setwash their hands in one !i~ ! j: t %.~ i .... There were no "yucks" allowed when Emily Whitney introduced students to a table full of vegetables Day at Greenville Elementary School Friday, June 1. "Sometimes you have to he brave," she told couraging them to try some white radish. classroom, and Rosanna An- gel showed them that soap can be made from a goat's milk. There were several other agriculture stations through- out the school, including a barbecue by Melissa Weibe and Donald McIntyre that featured meats from cows, sheep, goats and rabbits. This was the second year that Gramm has organized Farm Day for the school. She wanted students to know where their food comes from and to know more about the work and science of agri- culture. Gramm attended a confer- ence to learn more about teaching agriculture in class- rooms, and now several teachers are including some of what she has learned. The second-grade class, for example, has been studying the life cycle of chickens, be- ginning with eggs and incu- bation. The chickens are growing now, and they are commonly found clucking and pecking in the nature area between the classroom wings. ..... ',-- ,i : iii~, ,? /." Pat Ramelli and the Plumas-Sierra Cattle. women's Association dis- play were popular with students who were sur- prised how many everyday things are made with beef byproduct Photos by Alicia Higbee 0 ' / "'! / ...." a.y thanks to allo generositaj in the way of cards, flowers, q / ,mas Countaj Bluseum tions and-tiugs offeredto us cluri g recentpassing of Everett Bey. once again that there are truly earth---mostly here in Plumas Helena Leal enjoyed trying to milk a dairy goat. eri Tey