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'Month by Month Primary Grades Ag Study'

This presentation will focus on the monthly study of an area of agriculture in the primary classroom. The monthly focus (usually two weeks of daily lessons) will change and can be tweaked to meet various state/region products/crops. The use of a "Study Journal" is incorporated to record the learning throughout the year and make connections across topics. Each monthly study will incorporate hands-on learning, strong agriculture-based literature, and opportunities to connect with local experts to enrich the experiences in agriculture of students. Resources used will be shared along with a list of books utilized throughout the year-long curriculum.

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Kelly Shannon
Email: kelly@shannonfamilyfarms.com
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Indiana
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Main Phone: 765-376-2357
Biosketch: Kelly Shannon is a Kindergarten teacher in rural central Indiana. She has taught 15 years in the K-3. After attending a state Ag in the Classroom Update/Training a few years ago her calling was found in incorporating her love for agriculture into her love for teaching. She began enriching her students' agricultural lives by allowing her students to see and experience the connections between daily life and agriculture. Over the last few years she has worked to develop a monthly Ag Focus for science/social studies and used a notebook to catalog the journey throughout the year. At the end of the year, the student journal is sent home and shared with family in hopes that the learning about the importance of Ag doesn't end with the student, but comes home to the family. In turn, making a small step toward bridging the gap between everyday consumers and farming in America.
Organization/Affiliation: Sugar Creek Elementary School Teacher - IAITC Volunteer