Program Coordinator Ag in the Classroom, Ford-Iroquois Counties
February 18, 2010
We had a great number of students participate in our Ag in the Classroom National Agriculture Week coloring and poster contests. 204 students participate in the coloring contest while 32 participated in the poster contest. All students who participated in the coloring contest will receive a certificate and participation prize. Those participating in the poster contest will receive a certificate and the top winner will receive a special award. A big thank you to the following classes for participating : Mrs. Mary Talbert – Iroquois West 2nd Grade, Mrs. Schroder – Wanda Kendall 2nd Grade, Mrs. Sperry – GCMS 2nd Grade, Mr. Miller – Iroquois West Kindergarten, Mrs. Rodriguez – Iroquois West Kindergarten, Mrs. Savoie – Chebanse 2nd Grade, Mrs. Denton – Iroquois West 2nd Grade, Mrs. Hilgendorf – Wanda Kendall 2nd Grade, Mrs. Eggemeyer – Iroquois West 2nd Grade, Miss Rich – Iroquois West 1st Grade, Mrs. Both – Donovan 3rd Grade, Mrs. Deb Talbert – Iroquois West 1st Grade, Ms. Germann – Wanda Kendall 2nd Grade, Miss Shifflet – JL Nash 7th Grade, and Katie Steidinger of Busy Hands Preschool.
Watch for some of these posters to be coming to a business near you to be on display during National Agriculture Week.
February 4, 2010
Going and doing presentations is one of my favorite things about Ag in the Classroom. Today I got to spend the day with the Iroquois West Kindergarten classes. Today is their 100th day of school. We put an agriculture spin on their 100 day activities.
We read the book "Extra Cheese Please" and learned how cheese gets from the cow to their pizza. Ice cream is another great food made from milk so we made paper ice cream sundaes with 100 scoops of ice cream. Our sundaes were taller than Mrs. Chandler!!
We also learn that corn is part of a cow's diet. Cows need to eat the right foods too in order to be able to producer milk. Each student got a bag with 100 corn kernels in it. They used the 100 kernels to make a picture on a piece of paper. It was a GREAT time!!
If you are interested in having a presentation for your class on a specific topic please call the Extension office at 815-268-4051 and ask for Aimee.