Gleason student Neely Morton enjoyed expressing herself during a recent class that utilized pumpkins, October’s featured item for Harvest of the Month.
Gleason four-year-olds got the chance to predict if apples would sink or float in water, graph their preferences, compare sweet and sour, complete fun crafts that also helped develop their fine motor skills, and journal about their experiences as part of Johnny Appleseed Day.
Danielle Johnson’s second grade class at Sharon School often enjoys ag in the classroom. They recently saw chicks hatch after incubating the eggs for three weeks. They also launched Farm to School month with a study of The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vagin and then planted heirloom carrots in the school garden. The garden has been a focus of a multiple-week cleanup organized by the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network on Thursdays in September, October, and November. Allison Stockton’s first grade class joined in for the carrot planting and will enjoy harvesting the bounty in December.
When Terri Brundige of Farm Bureau Women drops by, students know they will be learning and having fun. At Martin Elementary School recently, she helped them know more about corn including how to use it to make corn.
STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) students at Martin Primary were buzzing with excitement with their study of bees and honey. The week included art projects, tasting local honey, and hearing from guest speaker Stephen Pennick who talked about bee keeping.
The meat produced from cows and pigs raised at the Weakley County Schools Livestock Production Farm are now packaged and available for purchase (and eating enjoyment) at Court Square Deli and CBR in Dresden. Dana Stafford at the Deli and Steve Pecktol at CBR are serving as distributors for the packaged products and/or will cook up some tastiness for customers. Dresden FFA officer Annika Jolley is grateful for the support.
Students from Dresden Elementary School Explores the Outdoor Classroom.
Students at Weakley County School’s livestock production farm get hands on experience.
Kristy Jolley’s second grade class at Dresden Elementary were counting down until the 21st day when the eggs they were incubating were scheduled to hatch.