Valley County Fifth-Graders Explore Their World
Samar Fay / The Courier
Glenn Guenther shows the county’s fifth-graders how saddles are made to fit different builds of horses. His horse Boo has wider shoulders than most horses in the homestead era did.
More than 100 fifth-graders from all the Valley County schools had a beautiful day last Thursday to learn about soil and water and the growing things that inhabit their landscape.
Their day began at East Side School with the annual rite of passage for fifth-graders: eating bugs. MSU Extension agent Roubie Younkin extolled the protein value of the mealworms ground up in her banana bread and the crunchy ants in the Rice Crispy treats. The kids learned there are legally acceptable levels of insect parts in foods like peanut butter and wheat, and, surprisingly, in juice.
Then the buses headed s...
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