Orchard Dale kids get a taste of rural life

first_img“This is so much better than going to the zoo,” said parent Antonia Jauregui, 43, watching her son Julian at the square dance station. “At the zoo, the kids have to walk for a long time and it’s hard to keep track of all of them. “But this gives us an opportunity to come to the school and share this with our children,” she added. “And it gives them a little bit of a farm experience, better than what they would just see in a book.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The event was organized by special education instructional aide Cathy McIntosh and the school’s five kindergarten teachers – Sheila Maldonado, Michelle Barber, Andrea Carlson, Jennifer Ogden and Jamila Williams. “Normally, we would take the kids to the zoo. But the trip was always hectic, and the kids didn’t enjoy it as much,” Williams said. “But Scott Avenue \ does this every year and we were able to see it there. We thought it would fit well here.” The teachers created several stations to rotate the children through, including a supermarket game with fresh vegetables, a faux cow-milking stand, ring toss, petting zoo and bubble-blowing area. “Look,” said Williams, pointing to a giant poster atop a chain-link fence where students were free to paint farm animals and scenes. “See, they painted the fish in the pond – they’re not out floating in some other space. That means they were paying attention.” Students were also treated to a few quick square dance lessons by Melissa Gummick, a school district employee who also talked to them about the early morning duties of a farmer. • Photo Gallery: Farm Day at Orchard Dale Elementary EAST WHITTIER – Square-dancing, hay rides, ponies – the farming life doesn’t get any better than this. Just ask kindergartners who participated in Orchard Dale Elementary School’s first-ever Farm Day on Wednesday, which wrapped up a classroom course on farms and gave the city-slicker kids a feel for rural life. “I didn’t know anything about farms before this,” kindergartner Jordan Barber, 6, said after enjoying a solo hay ride – in a teal Fisher-Price plastic wagon – around the school’s blacktop. last_img read more

Liverpool fans give Loris Karius standing ovation in pre-season friendly

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 👏 @LorisKarius 👏 pic.twitter.com/L0GqrHpL6z— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) August 7, 2018Karius later thanked the Anfield faithful for his warm reception.It was a moment which pleased manager Jurgen Klopp as much as his side’s performance.“I was not surprised to be honest but as a human being I was hoping for it and I loved it,” the boss said following the game.“We showed tonight a really nice face and that helps, not only Loris but the others as well that they see this is a very special place.“It was a really big gesture.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED RANKED Liverpool fans showed Loris Karius that all is forgiven for his Champions League final horror show, as they gave the goalkeeper a warm reception on his return to Anfield. Karius played the second-half of Tuesday night’s 3-1 victory over Torino in the Reds’ final pre-season fixture.It would have be understandable if supporters were still sour after his two costly mistakes in last season’s Champions League final against Real Madrid, but they instead gave him a rousing welcome.Karius’ error-strewn displays have seen him replaced by £67million signing Alisson as the Liverpool’s number one.But, when replacing the Brazilian at the break, supporters threw their support behind the young German in a display of real class. Summer signings Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all made their Anfield debuts for Liverpool, with Swiss forward Shaqiri impressing with an assist for Daniel Sturridge to score the third goal after Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum has found the net for the hosts.Liverpool’s Premier League campaign begins at home against West Ham on Sunday. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures shining 2 silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED possible standings Latest Liverpool news on talkSPORT.comlast_img read more