Cardboard Cow, with colleagues, cow bones, animal models, and veterinary tools paid a visit to the Fresno Farm Day, Friday 20 March, 2015.
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The third-graders of Kings County celebrated Farm Day at the Hanford Fair Grounds with hands on exhibits of an agricultural nature. On Thursday, 12 March, 2015, at our stop, children were given a four minute introduction to a Veterinary student’s life as it relates to cattle. Then, each student had the opportunity to: listen to their own heartbeat, touch cow bones, and look at models of animals.
Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe brought Cardboard Cow with them to Meadow Lane Elementary School today.Â We had fun!Â In our routine, we ask them, “How does a doctor know what’s wrong with you?”Â They say things like, “X-rays, temperature.”Â We’re looking for, “You can tell the doctor.”
Then we ask, “When you ask a cow what’s wrong with her, what does she say?”Â All answer, “MOOOOO!”Â We respond, “What does that mean?”Â Children shrug.Â Today Jen said, “Could mean, ‘Hey, I like your shoes!’ or ‘Nice haircut!’”
Today, Cardboard Cow visited the Fresno County Farm Day, with Jen Crook, Arianna “Auggie” Villarreal, and Grant Jones-Wiebe.
Thank you for coming, students and for exploring life through the eyes of a veterinarian.
Teachers and mentors, we hope to see you all next year!
Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe took the Cardboard Cow, real cow bones, vet tools and more to the Kern County Farm Day yesterday, 13 March 2014.
The students learned a little bit about the life of a veterinarian and a lab scientist.Â They saw how to palpate Cardboard Cow and find . . . a calf!Â Please enjoy these short videos of the fun drama that Jen and I use to teach these lessons.
Here are still photos of our time with the students.
They were all able to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope.Â Then they had time to explore the vet tools, models of animals, and real cow bones.