All it’s cracked up to be: Walton second-graders learn while taking care of chickens

Walton Rural Life Center students, from left, Van Horchem, Beau Budde and Ciera Metzler gather eggs in the chicken coop at the school. Second-graders in Angela Black's class are in charge of the laying hens at the school. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now

By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Ciera Metzler said when she grows up in 10 years, she wants to get her own farm. Metzler's teacher, Angela...


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