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Cardboard Cow visits the Fresno Farm Day!

Mar 26

Cardboard Cow, with colleagues, cow bones, animal models, and veterinary tools paid a visit to the Fresno Farm Day, Friday 20 March, 2015.

Jennifer Crook helps children listen to their own heartbeat with a stethoscope, at the Fresno Fairgrounds during the Fresno County Farm Bureau's Farm Day.

Jennifer Crook helps children listen to their own heartbeat with a stethoscope, at the Fresno Fairgrounds during the Fresno County Farm Bureau’s Farm Day.

Students imagine what they could become, looking at the many veterinary related photos on display, while they wait to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Students imagine what they could become, looking at the many veterinary related photos on display, while they wait to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Cardboard Cow (CC) Visits The Kings County Farm Day 2015

Mar 21

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.

Every child is able to hear their own heartbeat.

Every child is able to hear their own heartbeat.

Children learn through tactile experiences with models of animals

Children learn through tactile experiences with models of animals

Jennifer Crook answers questions about cow bones.

Jennifer Crook answers questions about cow bones.

Grant Jones-Wiebe asks, "What does a cow say?"  All respond,  "Moooooo!"

Grant Jones-Wiebe asks, “What does a cow say?” All respond, “Moooooo!”

Palpating Cardboard Cow!

Palpating Cardboard Cow!

Auggie instructs on the use of a stethoscope.

Auggie instructs on the use of a stethoscope.

Arianna (Auggie) Villareal helps a student with hear her own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Arianna (Auggie) Villareal helps a student with hear her own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Cardboard Cow and friends, appear at Meadow Lane Elementary!

May 30
What is a veterinarian?  "Oh, oh, oh, I know!"

What is a veterinarian? “Oh, oh, oh, I know!”

"When you say, 'Hi' to a cow, what does the cow say?"

“When you say, ‘Hi’ to a cow, what does the cow say?”

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

"Can you hear your heartbeat?"

“Can you hear your heartbeat?”

Teacher assisting, students learning.

Teacher assisting, students learning.

"Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!"

“Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!”

Listen for your heartbeat.

Listen for your heartbeat.

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe brought Cardboard Cow with them to Meadow Lane Elementary School today.  We had fun!  In our routine, we ask them, “How does a doctor know what’s wrong with you?”  They say things like, “X-rays, temperature.”  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?”  All answer, “MOOOOO!”  We respond, “What does that mean?”  Children shrug.  Today Jen said, “Could mean, ‘Hey, I like your shoes!’ or ‘Nice haircut!’”

Cardboard Cow visited Fresno County Farm Day, 2014!

Mar 22
Jen Crook shows bones

Jen Crook shows bones

Arianna "Auggie" Villarreal helps student hear their heartbeat!

Arianna “Auggie” Villarreal helps student hear their heartbeat!

Cardboard Cow isn't sick, she going to have a calf

Cardboard Cow isn’t sick, she going to have a calf

Children explore cow bones

Children explore cow bones

Children examine models of animals

Children examine models of animals

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!

Cardboard Cow visits 2014 Kern County Farm Day

Mar 15

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.  They saw how to palpate Cardboard Cow and find . . . a calf!  Please enjoy these short videos of the fun drama that Jen and I use to teach these lessons.

Video: Cardboard Cow Part 1, Train Students

Video: Cardboard Cow Part 2, Lab Tests

Video: Cardboard Cow Part 3, Calf

Here are still photos of our time with the students.

Jen says, "In the lab, we swab samples onto petri dishes."

Jen says, “In the lab, we swab samples onto petri dishes.”

"Mr Vet, your cow has a Staph infection!"

“Mr Vet, your cow has a Staph infection!”

Cardboard Cow isn't sick.  She's going to have a calf!

Cardboard Cow isn’t sick. She’s going to have a calf!

They were all able to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope.  Then they had time to explore the vet tools, models of animals, and real cow bones.

"I can hear it!  I can hear my heart beat!"

“I can hear it! I can hear my heart beat!”

Jen answering questions about vet tools

Jen answering questions about vet tools

Students exploring with real cow bones.

Students exploring with real cow bones.

Students explore the models of animals.

Students explore the models of animals.

"I can ... almost feel...I TOUCHED THE CALF!"

“I can … almost feel…I TOUCHED THE CALF!”