Second Graders Learn about Agriculture for Ag Literacy Week

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Second Graders Learn about Agriculture for Ag Literacy Week

Haylee Blowers reading to the 2nd grade students.

Haylee Blowers reading to the 2nd grade students.

Group members

Haylee Blowers reading to the 2nd grade students.

Group members

Group members

Haylee Blowers reading to the 2nd grade students.

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Eighteen Tyrone Area High School Students visited the Tyrone Area Elementary School to teach some eager second grade students the importance of agriculture in their lives to celebrate Ag Literacy Week on March 22.

Ag Literacy Week is designated to spread knowledge of agriculture to students in the classroom. Even though the students only went for a day during this celebration week, the Ag Education students have conducted many events throughout the year to promote agriculture and the importance to our everyday lives.

We taught them about where different items they eat are grown and how ‘this very minute’ a farmer is contributing to every possible thing that you can eat”

— Shyann Kephart

The purpose of this particular lesson was to help students recognize the fact that the food we eat comes from crops and livestock grown on farms.  The students learned to identify the sources of the food they eat, and understand the work farmers do to grow crops and raise livestock.

The high school students were divided into six groups and each group presented in one of the six second grade classrooms at TAES.

The students read the book “Right This Very Minute” to emphasis how everything that is on their plate comes from a farmer. After they read the book they proceeded with an activity on an interactive clock which emphasized the messages from the book.

“I enjoyed Ag Literacy Day because I got the opportunity to teach the second graders about the different agricultural concepts. We taught them about where different items they eat are grown and how ‘this very minute’ a farmer is contributing to every possible thing that you can eat,” said freshman Shyann Kephart.

The following Tyrone ag students participated in the event: Lexi Kagarise, Grace Peterson, Noah Updike, Colin Jackson, Gracey Walk, Noah Frantz, Kiara Rhoads, Kaylee Updike, Zach Neff, Shyann Kephart, Libby Buck, Garin Hoy, Haylee Blowers, Makenna Larosa, Kaila Moon, Shyanne Webster, Emma Bartel, and Mckenna Yaudes.

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