Payne Elementary School has a new addition to its population, Rhode Island red chickens! They are part of a program called Rent-a-Coop. This science curriculum program provides rich, educational experiences that instruct and remind students where food comes from and the evolution of change through a chicken’s lifecycle. Payne will have the Rent-a-Coop and the Rhode Island Red Chickens for a little over a month. The chickens, with the students, will play a major part of the science classroom as they learn about living things, life cycles, habitats, environment, urban gardens and the list goes on and on. Students will interact with chickens weekly, collecting eggs, managing the chickens’ play times, feeding and cleaning the coop and ensuring they are kept safe.
All students came out to help welcome the chickens the day they arrived and helped them feel comfortable about their new environment. For more information, contact Mr. Creef at Emmett.Creefjr@k12.dc.com Payne Elementary Science Teacher. www.rentacoop.co. – Emmett Doug Creef.
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