Calling All Teachers

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In the pond

Do you teach any of these? Life cycles Parts of a plant Plant and animal survival needs  Observation Natural resources  Community helpers  Graphing Measurement  Sorting  Journaling  Read alouds  Yes?! Then, Farm to School activities can be easily integrated into your classroom!  No? Above are just a few of the many connections to be made in the classroom through growing plants, … Read

Connecting Kids and Healthy Food

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How much do you love healthy, local food? How hard do you have to work to find it and get it to your table? How important is it to you to have your kids eat healthy food that’s grown close to where you live? There’s all kinds of research about how important it is to eat food that doesn’t travel … Read

Spring favorites

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After a long winter at home, spring never felt so good. Here are a few of my spring favorites: Walk in the Woods Woodlands offer something new every season, but spring is my favorite. I feel like a kid doing a scavenger hunt as I try to spot the spring ephemeral wildflowers. As a sidenote: the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation … Read