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Teacher Resources

Let Dewberry Farm help you prepare your students for a trip to the farm!

Grade Level Pre-K thru 1st

All about Farm Animals
Basic farm animal information.  Worksheets, clip art, songs, craft activities and stories.

Grade Level 1st thru 3rd
Agriculture – In Touch With You Daily!
Lesson Plan – Students will learn how products and by-products of agriculture affect us every day.
From Seed to Harvest
Lesson Plan – Students will sequence crop production using crop production terms and describing the steps needed to get crop from seed to the market.
What’s for Lunch?
Lesson Plan for the Hamburger Farm – Students will trace the origins of the ingredients of a hamburger from the soil to their plate.

Poems and Songs
On the Farm
Pumpkins
Coloring Sheet
Farm Animals
Website
Agriculture in the Classroom

Hands-on learning experiences are always best when students have been prepared for what they are about to encounter and are able to then discuss what they learned afterwards. We are pleased to offer our Classroom in the Corn learning series to make your field trip more exciting and memorable … as well as a better learning experience. These Teacher Resource Guides are broken into separate grade ranges and each include: activity goals, National Curriculum Standards, preparation required, materials needed, worksheets, and step-by-step instructions. View a sample of that curriculum.

Upon scheduling your field trip, you will receive a password allowing you to download the links below.

Honey
Health Benefits of Honey

Honey Bees and Pollination
There are many important food crops that require insect pollination in order to produce.  Although many different insects can pollinate crops; honey bees are the primary source of pollination of commerical crops.
Crops and Insect Pollination

In some areas with honey bee shortages bumble bees are being utilized for pollination.  Bumble bees are very effective pollinators but are not available in the numbers required to pollinate vast acres of crops.
The Bumble Bee – An alternative 

Articles
Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril – New York Times, February 2007
Disappearing bees – The Colorado Tribune, March 2007
Bees vanish, and scientists Race for Reasons – The New York Times, April 2007

The United States Department of Agriculture is conducting research regarding (CCD) Colony Collapse Disorder .
Colony Collaspe Disorder
CCD Research Action Plan

October is National Bullying
Prevention Month and
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is
the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for Bullying Prevention!

Spookley is working with
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
and family farms across the country
to spread the word that
hurting people’s feelings
is a bad thing to do!

As a member of The Spookley Farm Program, there are many ways for you to support National Bullying Prevention Month, including:

  • Sharing Spookley’s story with your visitors – through storytime readings, movie screenings, stage shows, etc. – to promote tolerance and spread the lesson “that you can’t judge a book, or a pumpkin, by its cover”
  • Hosting specific events at your farm throughout October (and on Unity Day on October 9th) to raise awareness for bullying prevention.
  • Using marketing materials such as press releases and public service announcements provided by Evergreen Creations, Holiday Hill Farm and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to generate awareness in your local communities.

Incorporating the Spookley the Square Pumpkin “Stop Bullying Before it Starts” Teacher Toolkit into your field trip activities at the farm.

Click on this link to download teaching materials for bullying prevention at PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Website.

More links for educators:    Spookley Coloring Book | Spookley Activity Sheet

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