Between the Rows
Between the Rows is a monthly newsletter for participating teachers, volunteers, and friends of Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom. 
September 2020
AG-TIVITY VIDEO: The Apple Cycle
Engage students with an activity! Watch our newest AG-TIVITY video to enhance learning in your classroom. Learn how to lead the activity The Apple Cycle with students. In this activity, students learn more about the life cycle of an apple.
Reimagined Learning
Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom has reimagined learning during these unprecedented times. Reimagined resources promote socially distanced activities suitable for the classroom or at-home learning. Teachers, parents, and students are invited to explore lessons and hands-on activities that thoughtfully engage Pre-K-12th grade students with their source of food, fiber, and fuel. Each lesson is aligned to Nebraska State Education standards within science, social studies, math, or language arts. 

Experience learning through Live Experiences, Self-Guided Student Opportunities, Activity Guides, and Just for Fun resources. 
Ag Pen Pal Program
Thank you to all who signed up to participate in the 2020-2021 Ag Pen Pal Program! Program materials are being mailed this week. If you do not receive your materials by September 15, please contact Ashley at agpenpal@nefb.org.

The farmer/rancher volunteer sends the first letter by September 30!

Find ideas here to start writing your letter while you wait for your match to arrive in the mail!
Virtual Classroom Visits
Just because you can’t have visitors, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enhanced learning experiences! Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom has reimagined Classroom Visits for Kindergarten – 5th grade students with grade specific, hands-on lessons that promote socially distanced activities. These visits are suitable for classrooms or at-home learning. 
Mapping Our Food
Mapping Our Food is a first-grade integrated language arts and social studies resource that is a perfect supplement to any classroom. This resource includes a Teacher’s Guide aligned to Nebraska State Standards, worksheets, letters from farmers, posters featuring food items, stickers, and hands-on activities that highlights ten Nebraska-grown products and the farmers who grow them. 

This resource will be mailed to every elementary in Nebraska in mid-September directed to the first-grade teacher. Watch your mailbox for this FREE resource!
Spanish AgMag
Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom is proud to introduce our newly translated AgMag! Your favorite fourth-grade resource is now available in Spanish!
Hello Gus!
We want to see Gus! Snap a photo learning about agriculture at home or in the classroom for a chance to win a free book!
CHS Foundation Classroom Grants Available!
Pre-kindergarten-12th grade teachers with agriculture related projects in need of funding are invited to apply. The CHS Foundation and National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization partner each year to offer this grant opportunity. Projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more are awarded. Projects that can be conducted virtually are welcome to apply

Fifteen $500 grants will be awarded. The deadline to apply is September 15.  
OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT!
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Join our Facebook group to connect to a community navigating Agriculture in the Classroom resources and Virtual & At-Home Learning. 
CONNECT WITH US!
Agriculture in the Classroom® is a program coordinated by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Nebraska, the Agriculture in the Classroom program is managed by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, whose mission is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans.

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