June 4 Summer Field Trip: Grand Prairie Farm, Natalie Pratt

Following today’s farm field trip, please fill out this quick reflection by Tuesday, June 9. Then we will send you a Certificate of Completion for today’s session.

Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we were unable to recored the entire meeting. The portion we could record is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nscwk-JDOXc

Welcome to our field trip…today we head to Lee County to meet Natalie Pratt and visit Grand Prairie Farms.

Lee County Illinois –Lincoln Memorial Statute https://www2.illinois.gov/dnrhistoric/Experience/Sites/NorthWest/Pages/Lincoln-Monument.aspx

Lincoln and Ronald Reagan https://www.dixongov.com/dixon-community/reagan-s-roots.html

Lee County and Agriculture https://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2012/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/Illinois/cp17103.pdf

Bubba Bug Popcorn https://bubbabugpopcorn.com/

Specialty Crop Ag Mag http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags/Specialty%20Crops%20Ag%20Mag_Interactive2020.pdf

Seasons Ag Mag http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags/AITC213J7%20Seasons%20smartboard.pdf

Popcorn History https://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/popcorn-history/

From NPR about Popcorn…..

Of course, popcorn is the Official State Snack of Illinois, but did you know that the mechanical popcorn popper was invented by Charles Cretors from Decatur, brought his popcorn popper to the Columbian Exposition (Chicago World’s Fair) in 1893. https://www.cretors.com/page.asp?i=12

Popcorn at the Movies? It wasn’t always so! https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-do-we-eat-popcorn-at-the-movies-475063/

Your Microwave Popcorn https://www.popcornboss.com/microwave-popcorn-history.html

Make your own microwave popcorn  https://www.blessthismessplease.com/how-to-pop-popcorn-in-a-brown-paper-bag-the-microwave/

Popcorn Nutrition https://www.popcorn.org/Nutrition/Popcorn-Nutritional-Information

A couple of books…..Cris Peterson ‘Popcorn Country’ (released April 2019) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/588709/popcorn-country-by-cris-peterson-photographs-by-david-r-lundquist/ (consider purchasing from your local bookstore or use IAAFoundtion on Amazon Smiles)

Popcorn Astronauts by Deborah Ruddell….Illinois Author (Peoria now Champaign) 2018 Illinois Reads selection. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Popcorn-Astronauts/Deborah-Ruddell/9781442465558 (consider purchasing from your local bookstore or use IAAFoundtion on Amazon Smiles)

Popcorn Astronaut Lesson Booklet http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/Lesson%20Booklets/Popcorn%20Astronauts%20Lesson%20Booklet.pdf

Looking for a great Phenomena Based Lesson? Check out this Popcorn lesson! https://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/matrix/lessonplan.cfm?lpid=642&search_term_lp=popcorn

Special thanks to Natalie Pratt our Tour Host….follow her mom on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisFarmGirl/ You won’t be disappointed!

Back to school bulletin board? Make a quick popcorn paper plate! Watch Kevin with the Paper Plate! (It is pretty simple a cheap white paper plate, 2-3 inch cuts at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10…this makes 6 sections. Fold in every other section and it looks like a piece of popped popcorn!)

What is up next week? Tuesday celebrate Dairy Month with Dairy Activities and our field trip will include a dairy farm visit!

Consider signing up and following National AITC as we honor teachers across the nation  https://agclassroom.org/conferences/virtual.cfm

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