High school students teach second graders about life on the farm
High school students teach second graders about life on the farm.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A group of high school and second grade students learned about life on the farm Wednesday afternoon.
Members of Seaman High School’s Future Farmers of America and USD second graders spent the day at the North Topeka Saddle Club for their third annual "Day on the Farm."
The younger students learned about livestock, poultry, bee pollination, water pollution and even what plants to eat and how to plant them.
One FFA adviser said having the high school students as the teachers makes learning more fun.
"The actual high schoolers get to do most of the presenting throughout the day, so it’s really nice for the second graders to not just hear from the teachers all day everyday, and actually hear from kids who were once their age, who have ties a lot closer to them," said Megan Van Gordon, and FFA Adviser at Seaman.
"It’s really nice for my kids to get the presentation experience, and for the second graders to hear from someone a little closer in age than all the teachers are."
The Jefferson County Humane Society was also there to help out with the day.