Chickens!

The fifth graders at Frankford Friends School raise chickens as a means to learn about stewardship, genetic characteristics, sustainability, life cycles, collaboration, and responsibility.

They collect and track the number of eggs laid daily, feed the chickens grain and water, keep their space clean, and let them out of their coop for daily exercise. Every FFS student and faculty member is given the opportunity to bring fresh eggs home at least once a year.

Worms!

Our chickens enjoy additional collaboration with FFS's second graders who, while learning about life cycles, raise mealworms as treats for the chickens. Students make observations and predictions, and through experimentation, grow to understand the types of habitats and food mealworms prefer as they graph results and keep scientific journals.

Bees, too!

Frankford Friends School honey is produced by our hive of bees. Our kindergarten and fourth grade classes serve as the stewards of the bees. Beekeeping supports community pollination, food supplies, and fosters bee populations in our neighborhood.

Worms!

Our chickens enjoy additional collaboration with FFS's second graders who, while learning about life cycles, raise mealworms as treats for the chickens. In the classroom, students make observations and predictions, and through experimentation, grow to understand the types of habitats and food mealworms prefer as they graph results and keep scientific journals.

Bees, too!

Frankford Friends School honey is produced by our hive of bees. Our kindergarten and fourth grade classes serve as the stewards of the bees. Beeking supports community pollination, food supplies, and fosters bee populations in our neighborhood.