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When Beatrice’s family receives a goat, she discovers the many gifts that come along with it including the opportunity to go to school.

A journey from A-Z on a goat farm!

Gregory is a terrible eater, he doesn’t like eating trash like the rest of the goats, but prefers fruits and vegetables. With a little bit of work, mother goat is able to set him straight.

This week’s theme is goats. Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond. 

Meet Chris and Cullen Owen, farmers at Spinning Spider Creamery, an artisan goat dairy in Marshall, NC. Learn about why the Owen’s chose to become farmers, find out what they love most about farming, and learn about the cheese making process. Learn more about Spinning Spider Creamery. Find Growing Minds educational resources that compliment this video below.
Lesson Plans & Resources:

Farm Animals lesson plan (K-2)
Seasons on a Farm lesson plan (K-2)
Thanksgiving for Farmers lesson plan (K-2)
Butter Investigation lesson plan (3-5)
Bacteria for Breakfast lesson plan (3-5)
Farm Animals Day by Day resource list
Goats Day by Day resource list

Glenmae, a Navajo weaver has decided to weave Geraldine the goat’s wool into a rug. The story is told from the perspective of Geraldine the goat.