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The farm comes to school

St. George’s Preschool looked more like farm than a school last week.

That because students there participated in a farm-themed week. There were opportunities throughout the week to help create and paint a cardboard barn, make butter, bread and popcorn, plant vegetables, wash clothes on old-fashioned washboards and milk a wooden “cow” complete with an udder constructed from a latex glove holding real milk.

Pony Horses and Petting Zoo, a company out of Northridge, brought the highlight of the week, though — a visit from live animals on Feb. 3 and 4. Students from ages 3 to 5 got the chance to milk a goat and learn and feed the other animals on campus, including an alpaca and sheep.

“It’s so fun to see the kids interact with the animals,” said Cheri Scroggins, the assistant director at St. George’s Preschool.