YODER, Kan. (KAKE) - Chickens and pigs are a new addition at Yoder Charter School and they are teaching the students some valuable life lessons.  

Yoder has been a project-based school for quite some time. Their unique teaching style instills values such as being responsible while implementing academics.  They do this by having the kids read to the animals or counting the eggs.  

Principal, Shannon Atherton, said the community, students, parents, and stakeholders have all been very supportive of this program.  

This past year the school received incredible support from the community and raised close to $4000. 

In March the school will sell bacon, sausage, and eggs from their animals for a suggested donation.  

The money helps expand and continue their agricultural projects.