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Ken-Ton elementary schools hatching new hands on learning

Posted at 6:46 PM, May 28, 2019

BUFFALO, N. Y. (WKBW) — At Lindbergh Elementary School, it's duck, duck, chick. Denise Hoffman's kindergarten class welcomes ducklings every year for the last 15 years. Just down the hall, Paula Nestico's classroom is watching chicks hatch, a new push towards hands-on learning in the Ken-Ton School District.

Once a week--students grades kindergarten through fourth, head to Mrs. Nestico's science lab to learn about their recently hatched chicks. Both the chicks and ducklings come from a farm in Medina and are hatched at Lindbergh and Hoover Elementary Schools. About a week or two after hatching, the chicks and ducks head back to spend time on the Medina farm.

The science labs at both Ken-Ton elementary schools comply to new state standards, which put a greater focus on hands on learning.

Watch here to see the live stream of the chicks and ducklings.