Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation invites all members of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry to join with us to celebrate Ag Literacy Week in Pennsylvania. By becoming a reader, you can help us share the story of agriculture and teach students about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives.
2021 Options for Reading
Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish -Tales of A Diary Godmother
to your classroom:
Schedule an In-person Reading
Schedule an in-person reading with your school and teacher.
Set up a Zoom Session
Set up a Zoom session with the classroom teacher and read live to the students at a time you schedule with the teacher. You can open a free Zoom account at www.zoom.us. A free account allows you to have 40 minutes of Zoom time which should be enough to read the book and answer questions from the students. If you need assistance setting up a free Zoom account, contact the Foundation.
Record Yourself Reading
Record yourself reading the book via a free Zoom account. Then send your recording to the classroom teacher to view with the students. The Foundation can provide you with directions on how to do a Zoom recording.
Invite Your School to a Live Reading
Have your school join in to watch Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President, Rick Ebert, read Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish on Friday, March 19, 2021 (time to be determined). The reading will be followed by a live Zoom session with Rick Ebert and Chuck, live from Chuck’s Farm in Maryland. Rick and Chuck will answer questions from teachers and students live!
How do I participate?
Identify and contact your local elementary school to talk about the Ag Literacy Week program.
Invite a Kindergarten-2nd grade classroom to participate with you. Let them know that the program takes about 30 minutes with the students start to finish.
Collect the following information about each the classrooms you will be visiting before completing the online registration form:
Register your classroom(s) and give your $10 donation per classroom to cover the Ag Literacy Week book to be read and donated to the classroom library.
What happens next?
By the end of February, Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation the will send you the Ag Literacy Week book of the year and instructions to complete your classroom visit.
If you participated this past year, thank you for seeing the need for agricultural education and joining with us to take agriculture directly into the classroom.
We look forward to having you join us again.