We are proud to have successfully completed a pilot Agriculture Education program called “In the Class and On the Farm”! This year Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Cooke’s 2nd grade classes from Washington Elementary in McPherson, KS participated. Agreeing with the need for Ag Education in our youth, Farm Bureau of McPherson, Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats, 1st Bank of Kansas, and PrairieLand Partners John Deere provided scholarships for this year’s classes. The program included an “in class” lesson provided by Grammy’s teachers and a day “on the farm”. All the lessons aligned with the state standards and focused on what Agriculture is and how it affects our everyday, along with lessons in the core content areas!
For myself, as one of the teachers at Grammy’s, I can say the program was challenging to plan and setup, but incredibly fun!!! Here are a few pictures. I wish I could share all of them! The 2nd graders were eager learners – it was certainly a joy to teach them!