Blandford School will hold its annual chicken adoption on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:00am. Approximately 100 chickens were delivered to the school today for the students to care for and collect and sell eggs from to gain experience running a business.
Before the adoption ceremony, each student is required to write an ode of love to the chickens. The students will sit in a circle with the chickens in the middle. After a student reads their ode, whichever chicken approaches them, having been wooed by the love poem, will become that student's chicken for the school year.
Blandford School is a 6th grade only program located at Blandford Nature Center. The 60 students receive a unique education where the classroom is as much in the ponds, streams, woods, and fields as it is in the school building. The place-based curriculum is designed to incorporate the school's natural setting to provide hands-on experiences that fulfill requirements in each subject area. Blandford offers special units of instruction on biology, cartography, computer literacy, rocks and minerals, forestry, Native American culture, Michigan History, pioneer experiences, and much more.