Farm Day at Lighthouse 05.03.2016

Hello Lighthouse Families,

We had something absolutely amazing happen today!

Mrs. Munday, the RSP teacher who services some of our students here at Lighthouse, volunteered to bring some of her farm animals to school and teach a lesson to our students about her animals. We are truly lucky! Mrs. Munday is actually an employee of Washington Unified School District, and she is only on our campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She lives all the way in Apple Hill, and she and her husband got up early this morning to pack up these animals to bring them to show our kids today.

It is so great to find people who care so much about kids that they are willing to go out of their way to provide them with this excellent learning experience!

If you see Mrs. Munday on campus, please thank her for this hard work! She even allowed some of our TK kids to ride Annabelle, her miniature horse!

TJ and River ride Annabelle

Above, TK and his little sister, River, ride Annabelle, a miniature horse, while Ms. Holdermann and Mrs. Munday look on.

Alison rides Annabelle.

Alison rides Annabelle!


Mrs. Munday introduces Joanie, a sheep, to the TK class.

Ella and Joanie

Ella, one of our 1st graders, feeds Joanie!

Jonathan, Xander, and Megan

2nd graders, Jonathan and Xander feed Megan, a Nigerian dwarf goat!

Heather, Ashleigh, David, Mrs. Munday, Clark

Ms. Heather, Mrs. Hankins, Mr. Sassenrath, Mrs. Munday, and Clark, a gander. I don’t know who was more excited about these animals, the children or the adults! LOL! Sorry, Sargent Pepper, for only getting your backside in the photo!

1st and 2nd Graders

A group of 1st and 2nd graders pet Sargent Pepper, a donkey, while Mr. Munday watches on.


Ethan, Graciela, and Violet pet Clark, while Mrs. Munday holds him.


Mrs. Munday teaches the kindergarteners about Sargent Pepper.


A group of kindergarteners pet the donkey and the miniature horse.


Another group of kindergarten students pet the animals.

Overall, our kids had an amazing time! I am so grateful to have had this opportunity. Those of us who are city folk don’t often have a chance to see farm animals, so I am thankful to Mrs. Munday for this experience.

I tried my best to make sure that I didn’t show the faces of any students whose pictures are not supposed to be posted online. I apologize in advance if I missed someone. If your child was one who was not supposed to be photographed and you she his or her face on this post, please email me right away so I can remove it. My email address is