|The cows are all paying attention to the man talking about them!|
I went on a field trip today with the three special education classrooms to Maple View Farm in Orange County, but instead of just going for a picnic and ice cream, we took the whole tour. The best moment was on the hayride: touring the cow pasture, the housing area for calves, the milking barn, and the newborn calf pen.
The kids all liked this, but one little boy that I sat with, was especially enthused. He had been acting up all day, but during the ride, he was pointing to every animal and vocalizing (he had little speech). I showed him how to sign the two word phrase "love cow"---a big smile came on his impish little face, and then he signed this frequently--every time we passed a group of them. This was a cool way to do speech therapy!
This was a great trip---lots of animals, an outdoor picnic area, nice folks, and a cup of homemade ice cream at the end. I appreciate the teachers for setting this up.
|Cool llama! He didn't even spit at us!|
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