It is hard to believe that another school year is winding down. In four more days I will bid farewell to 21 fifth graders with whom I have shared the past 180 school days. In that time we have tackled a mountain of common core learning standards that have, hopefully, prepared them for the rigors of middle school next year. My students have worked hard in all areas of their academics and taken great pride in the success. Through the course of the year I have shared with them many stories about my animals. For some, the escapades of Fiona, Rosemary, Bing and Frankie are a way to connect on a separate level from school work. It gives them a glimpse into my other life; a life that is dedicated to living with and caring for animals.
On Friday we celebrated the end of the school year with a day at Moose River Farm. The visit was an opportunity to meet my animals up close and personal. With the help of a few horsey friends, the students were able to spend some quality time in my realm. It is evident from the resulting video that a good time was had by us all...2-footed and 4-footed alike.