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Kindergarteners enjoy 'Farm Day' at Carroll-Oakland Elementary

Kimberly Jordan • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Move over Old MacDonald.

Carroll-Oakland Kindergarten students got a first-hand look at some of the animals on the farm Friday during the second annual 'Farm Day' on the school's front lawn.

Teacher Tammy Boothe said the students got to do watermelon tasting, shuck ears of corn and have a hayride, among other activities.

"We have a goat the kids can pet, we have rabbits and chickens and a fake horse the kids can ride and not worry about falling off," Boothe said.

The "horse" consisted of a bale of hay covered with a saddle. The students were even treated to some bluegrass music from a few musicians. One of the more enthusiastic stations was the "seed spitting" station where the youngsters tried to see who could spit a sunflower seed the longest distance.

This was all a part of the farm unit in the class, said Boothe.

The class will wrap up their study of farms next week as the students will visit Circle S Farms off Highway 109.

"They will get to see mules grinding sugar cane, and taste molasses and other fun things," Boothe said.

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