Book of the Year archives About Ag Literacy Week 
     

Thanks to everyone who participated in our
3rd Annual Ag Literacy Week!

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Is agriculture important to you?

With over 500 school districts across the state, we need lots of Volunteer Readers to reach as many students as possible to teach them about agriculture.

In celebration of agriculture in Pennsylvania, volunteers throughout the state will read the agricultural themed Ag Literacy Week book to kindergarten-2nd grade classes across the commonwealth.  PA Friends of Ag Foundation invites ALL members of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry to join with us as Volunteer Readers to assist us in increasing student knowledge about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives.

Who is a Volunteer Reader?  Someone who…

  1. is involved with, and passionate about, agriculture and wants to educate students in their local schools about the importance of agriculture;
  2. is able to identify a local K-2 classroom to visit during Ag Literacy Week;
  3. agrees to make a donation of $10 to cover the cost of the Ag Literacy Week book to be read and donated to participating classroom; and
  4. is willing to give 30 minutes of their time to a kindergarten-2nd grade classroom at a local school to read the Ag Literacy Week book of the year, complete a simple activity with the students to enhance their learning, and share their own personal agricultural experience.

How can I participate?

  1. Visit your local school to share about the Ag Literacy Week program and invite a Kindergarten-2nd grade classroom to participate with you.
  2. Collect the following information about the class(es) you will be visiting: county, school district, school name, teacher, teacher email, grade, and number of students (pdf form)
  3. Once registered with a classroom, PA Friends of Ag Foundation will invoice you in early February for the $10 donation (per classroom) to cover the Ag Literacy Week book(s) to be read and donated to the classroom library.
  4. Upon receipt of your donation, PA Friends of Ag Foundation will send you the Ag Literacy Week book of the year, along with a classroom activity kit, and instructions to complete your classroom visit by end of February, so you are ready for your classroom visit the 3rd week of March.