Third-graders from two Killeen Independent School District schools examine a creek bed for fossilized remains during a learning excursion to ranch property south of Killeen. About 250 students from Trimmier and Skipcha elementary schools got to see animals, tractors and other facets of ranch life during the trip.
Third-graders get a hay ride in late November to see a pond and solar-powered windmill during a visit to ranch land on Trimmier Road south of Killeen. Amanda Polson and Emily Polson, who live on the property with their families, are third-grade teachers in two Killeen ISD schools. They hosted about 250 students, as well as teachers and parents to provide a taste of ranch life.
During a day of learning about rural life, third-graders from Trimmier and Skipcha Elementary schools also had some fun, taking part in a dress-up relay.
Third-graders from Killeen walk above a creek bed on ranch land they visited to learn about life in the country. They hunted for fossils, observed animals and found out about tractors and varieties of hay and took part in measuring and microscope activities.
Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:30 am
Posted on Jan 5, 2014
Exploring a fossil bed and seeing horses and alpacas was just the beginning of a visit for 250 third-graders to ranchland south of Killeen.
When Skipcha Elementary School third-grade teacher Emily Polson found out some of her students didn’t know what a hay bale was, the longtime horsewoman knew she needed to do something.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:30 am.