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'Fabulous Farms: Bringing Agriculture Into The Primary Classroom'

This presentation will feature a variety of ways to bring agriculture and farming into the primary classroom. Join us as we explore hatching eggs, building chicken playground equipment, creating a Story Walk about corn, hosting a Farm Day and much more. Make your farm unit come alive with fresh and engaging activities that capitalize on youngsters’ natural curiosity about their world. Participants will leave with handouts highlighting activities and standards-based lessons centered on agriculture and the farm. From virtual field trips to STEM field activities to Project-Based Learning, this workshop has it all.

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Nancy Smith
Email: nsmithbe@olatheschools.org
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Kansas
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Main Phone: 913-424-5889
Biosketch: Nancy Smith is a first grade teacher at Bentwood Elementary in Overland Park, KS. She is a National Board Certified teacher and was the 2016 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She strives to bring engaging, hands-on activities into the classroom and loves to include agricultural topics into her curriculum. She is the 2019 Kansas Agriculture Teacher of the Year and is very involved in the community. Nancy brings these experiences back to her classroom and believes in preparing her students for THEIR future through Problem-Based Learning. Whether it's hatching chicks or examining corn stalks, her students are involved in it all!
Organization/Affiliation: Olathe Public Schools