Agriculture Literacy Week - 2014
Who Grew My Soup?
March 17-21 is Agricultural Literacy Week in New York State. The signature book for 2014 is Who Grew My Soup? written by Tom Darbyshire and illustrated by C.F. Payne. In this delightful book, Phineas Quinn questions the vegetable soup his mom serves for lunch. He refuses to slurp a single spoonful until he knows who grew each of the vegetables. Much to his surprise, a man in a flying tomato balloon shows up to answer his questions. Phinneas joins the magical Mr. Mattoo as they fly from farm to farm, learning about the amazing vegetables, and meeting the farmers who grow them.
These resources were created in partnership with New York Agriculture in the Classroom and were designed for use by teachers with students in grades K-4 to help increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of New York State agriculture. (Photo and soup recipe courtesy of Nava Atlas and vegkitchen.com)
The materials include 7 features, and a set of graphic organizers in PDF format.
New York News Publishers Association member newspapers are welcome to incorporate these materials into their NIE program free of charge. All other users are informed that these materials are available for nonprofit educational research/teaching/scholarship purposes only. Anyone is welcome to share these materials by adding a link to your own website(s), although full framing is not allowed. Permission for printing multiple copies must be obtained from NYNPA. Copyright is held by the New York News Publishers Association.
A special thank you to Jan and Carey Cook from www.myvocabulary.com who assisted with the word search and crossword puzzle in these features!
Features and Graphic Organizers
For more about NYS Agriculture in the Classroom go to www.agclassroom.org/ny/
For more agriculture education info & materials go to the National Association of Agricultural Educators' website at www.naae.org/teachag/about-ag-education.php
If you have any questions about this project or for more information about Newspaper In Education programs contact Mary Miller via email or call 518-449-1667.
More information about NIE
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