photo provided by Poinsettia Elementary

Poinsettia Elementary School welcomed two farm animals to campus recently for their Mobile Dairy Classroom assembly. Lila the cow and Tumbleweed the calf visited the school, along with Mr. Steven Miller who brought the Mobile Dairy Classroom to campus. Two assemblies were offered to bring the educational experience to kindergarten through second graders and third through fifth graders. In total, 550 students engaged in this lesson and learned about cow anatomy, life cycles, the milking process, and more. Language arts, math, and science were integrated into the lesson as well as healthy food and activity choices and America’s agricultural contribution to our food supply. Students even got to meet the cow up close and pet her. There is no fee for the Mobile Dairy Classroom assembly, which travels throughout the state of California, visiting school districts every three to five years. Visit www.healthyeating.org/schools/mobile-dairy-classroom.aspx for more information about this program.