May 10, 2016
A $400 Agricultural Literacy grant from the American Farm Bureau will benefit students at ELS. FFA members interacted with the students and shared a new website called ¨My American Farm¨, this website taught the students Reading and Math skills, but also informational facts on the everyday Farm.
Elgin FFA members utilized myamericanfarm.org to educate elementary students in our school about agriculture. Members partnered with the elementary technology instructors to integrate the website into their curriculum. A total of over 250 elementary students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade were reached through this project. Chapter recruitment members led the Kindergarten students using a SmartBoard through the In My Barn game, utilizing the videos during instruction, and reinforcing concepts verbally with the students. The 3rd graders were able to select their own games to play using the website with a number of FFA members interacting 1 on 1 to assist.