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NewsDepth A+: Adopt a Cow

Recently, we met with some students from Gilles-Sweet Elementary School, in Fairview Park, Ohio, who have a pair of pretty unique pets who are lending a hand, or hoof…  or paw…   to learning. For that, Ms. Dudra’s students are this week’s A+ Award Winners!  

Maisey the Cow, who is three months old and lives on the Four Pines Farm in Tuscarawas County, is not your ordinary class pet. “It all started last year when we started joking about how we could send a cow to space. We started to research what would have to happen for a cow to survive space travel, and it all took off from there” Mohamed told us. 

Arianna added that they were interested in intergalactic cows to see if they could provide food for astronauts. Travis explained that dairy is a great source of protein and calcium.

Maisy has been a great learning partner this year. Ms. Dudra’s students are learning about science, math, and economics. “If you have a herd of 900 cows, you can earn about $12 million dollars!” Emme told us. 

That isn’t all! Thanks to a little help from Ms. Dudra’s grandmother, the class also adopted a panda named Mango! “Mango teaches us all about conservation and geography,” Kam told us. 

This week’s A+ Award goes to Ms. Dudra’s fourth grade students at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School in Fairview Park for having unique classroom pets that are wonderful learning partners.

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