Imperial County Read with a Farmer
2023 Read with a Farmer
Are you ready to ignite the passion for agriculture in your classroom, Imperial Valley teachers?
Not only will this event bring a burst of excitement to your classroom, but it also offers numerous benefits. Your students will gain firsthand insights into agriculture, fostering a deeper appreciation for where their food comes from. They'll engage with a real-life farmer, asking questions and expanding their horizons. Plus, it's an unforgettable educational experience that aligns perfectly with your curriculum.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to spark curiosity and cultivate a love for agriculture in your 3rd grade students. Ready to dive in?
Let's sow the seeds of knowledge together!
More information coming soon
2022 Read with a Farmer
Imperial Valley teachers, are you looking for a great way to promote agriculture in your classroom?
"Many children think their lunches came from the grocery store, and cannot answer how their produce, and lunch ingredients got there. In the book, How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? The Story of Food, author Chris Butterworth takes a simple snapshot of a lunch box: sandwich, fruit, vegetables, juice, and a chocolate chip cookie, and traces the ingredients for each item back to the farmers that grew them. He even explains how the produce is cleaned, processed and packaged before it arrives to the grocery store. The informative text and colorful illustrations provide real life answers about each item’s trip to our plate; ultimately tracing everything back to its origin—the farm." NC Farm Bureau
This event is open to 3rd grade classrooms and a limited number of spaces are available. Use the request form below or contact Stacey Amparano at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Reading is Fundamental:Printable guide for educators, matching game, word searches and more.
Little Green Thumb: Discussion guide and activities
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2021 Read with a Farmer
Highlights from the 4th Annual Red with a Farmer coming soon
2020 Read with a Farmer
Celebrate National Read a Book Day with the 3rd annual Imperial County Read with a Farmer event.
Help your students recognize connections between farming and the food they eat by inviting a farmer to your classroom…virtually.
The Beeman by Laurie Krebs - Read by Brent Ashurst
Did you miss the live Read with a Farmer event? Invite a local beekeeper into your classroom with a pre-recorded Read with a Farmer reading. Local Beekeeper, Brent Ashurst, reads The Beeman, by Laurie Krebs.
The Beeman Educator's Guide: (grades K-2) this guide includes six lessons about vocabulary, pollination, and math to partner with The Beeman book.
About our Reader: Brent Ashurst
Right this Very Minute: A Table-to-Farm Book About Food and Farming by Lisl H. Detlefsen
About Our Readers