HPS Celebrates Opening of Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School’s Erdkinder Program Facility at Auerfarm

HPS Celebrates Opening of Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School’s Erdkinder Program Facility at Auerfarm

On June 7, 2021, Hartford Public Schools and partners celebrated the official opening of the Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School’s Erdkinder Program facility at Auerfarm. Supported by a state grant, the Erdkinder (which means “children of the Earth”) Program provides Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School students in grades 7 and 8 with hands-on learning opportunities to solve real-world problems. Activities include working with livestock, growing and gathering food products, cooking, as well as humanities, mathematics, language, and microeconomics teaching and learning. 

Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School students guide Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez (center) on a tour of the Auerfarm 4-H Education Center with Principal Vivian Novo-Macdonald (right.)

Remarks by Auerfarm 4-H Education Center Executive Director Erica Fearn, Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School Principal Vivian Novo-Macdonald, and Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez were followed by a ribbon-cutting and tour of the new classroom, kitchen, and garden.