Clayton Ridge teachers Sara Lawrence and Brian Lawrence will receive up to $200 to integrate agriculture in to their science or language arts lessons and conduct Ag in the Classroom type projects.
Students in Sara Lawrence’s class will learn to make healthy snacks to include dairy and farm products. Students will research or read recipe books to find quick, nutritious and easy snacks using milk, vegetables and fruit and will use simple and safe kitchen appliances to prepare the snacks.
Using a classroom sized popcorn popper in Brian Lawrence’s class, students can be part of t the action. Chemical change, physical change or just a reward, fund learning for all students as well as learning Iowa history and the progress of farming in Iowa.
The Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplemental grants are designed to help teachers initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote ag literacy in students. Grants can be used to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, field trips and other projects.
The grants are a special project of the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation and were made possible through support from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. IALF awarded 172 grants to schools throughout Iowa to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus. For more information visit www.iowaagliteracy.org.