Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November: Understanding Agriculture's Piece of the Pie!

Pizza Pie that is!

Today I had the opportunity to give my first lesson to the 2011-2012 4th grade class I was allowed to adopt.  We had a great session on how everything that goes into making pizza comes from Agriculture.

I found a great lesson plan that North Dakota Farm Bureau has posted on their website.  We went through a power point presentation on all the parts of the pizza and how they are related to agriculture.  Students were surprised to hear that each ingredient had a tie to agriculture's vast industry.

From the wheat that makes the crust to the dairy cow that makes the cheese we discovered many aspects of agriculture and had a great first time over view of the industry.

In the following months I will get into more specific sectors of Agriculture, can't wait to see what this group has in store!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Never Fear, Agucation will soon Reappear

I realize we are well into the 2011-2012 school year and there has been no posts, you may be wondering...Did Courtney bail on this project? no no no

Because I am doing this project during my work day, I had to let things slow down a little bit.  This crazy 2011 farming season has really been an interesting one to work around to say the least! But never fear the agucation season does draw near!

I had such a blast with the class I got to visit with last year, they were an amazing group of kids! I am sad and happy that they are in the 5th grade and admittedly beyond my level of comprehension :).  This year I will be headed to a different school with a different group of 4th graders, I would love to get to each of the schools in the area but unfortunately time does not allow.  So for this year I will focus on marking 1 more on the list of schools I've been in!  

Stay tuned...it's going to be a fun year:)