Every year Walton Rural Life School has an Ag Fair where the kids get to display the projects they worked during the year. Kindergarten had group projects, while I believe while Ethan's class had partners. The school has even been in the New York Times for their unique program! Others include: Seattle Post Intelligencer, ABC News and Yahoo News. Needless to say, I love this school and so do the kids and I am so grateful for their opportunity to spend their days there.
Kaia's class did a study on baby chicks. They actually incubated the eggs and hatched them there at the school. Every class also has daily chores to teach them responsibility and lots of hands on learning projects like these.
The kindergarteners also make lip balm to sell to earn money for their class! I have tried them and they are soooo good! I even like them better than the Burt's Bees that I normally use. The orange mint is my favorite but they are all great! If you want any let me know!
They have lots of other animals at the school too. A cow and a donkey...
Chickens and roosters...
Ethan practiced his presentation on his little brother.
His project was on Turkey Red Wheat and how it came to Kansas. Anyone in Newton should know who the Warkentin's were! You can tour the house they lived in on First Street. It is decorated like it would have been during the time the family lived there. It is really a neat place!
There were many booths set up around the gym where the parents and grandparents and whoever else came could go around and ask the kids questions about their projects.
Afterwards the boys wanted to play on the playground so I took the opportunity to take some fun pictures while they played. Kien was OBVIOUSLY impressed by his brother's cool moves!
I love how he used his hands to climb here... What a monkey!
I am so proud of how responsible and caring this boy is becoming... I do believe the school has had some part in this.
Nora saw them and wanted to join in the fun, but we had to go buy some books from the book fair!
They each picked out their own book and we were on our way!
Typical of the boys, Ethan was reading his book on the way to the car and Kien was playing with the Legos that came with the book.
On our way home we went to eat at a Chinese buffet because we were starving! It was one of the better ones we have been to locally. If you are ever going through Hesston, you should check it out! It is along the highway next to the hotel. We had a great time at the Ag Fair and are looking forward to the coming weekend! Hope you have a great one!