Weston kids learn about spring through reading and interactive play

Duing a month-long study of spring, the Norfield Children’s Center investigated farms, planting, metamorphosis, and farm animals.

Students began by reading A Red Barn Raising to provide a backdrop for all of their interactive play.

Collecting eggs from the center’s pretend chicken coop was followed up by a visit from some very real chicks that a parent brought in to share.

Students constructed, painted, fed and took care of, their very own (pretend) cow and horse, with a grand finale of milking and riding them!

An indoor seed garden was followed up by planting and watering beans, peas, carrots, onions, basil, sunflowers and squash in an outdoor playground garden, with everyone helping to water and tasting the rewards.

All of this was accompanied by stories and art projects. The K-Prep class even read Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, one gripping chapter a day.

“The students all learned a lot, and had a ton of fun doing it,” said Mary Nosenzo, director of Norfield Children’s Center.

For more information on the center’s programs, call 203-227-7047.

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