Can you guess what’s growing?

I passed out slips of paper with images of a plant growing at various stages of its life cycle. At the top of the sheet, it read, “Can you guess what’s growing in these pictures? They are all pictures of the same type of plant!” The Fourth Graders murmured in their...

I want to be a Superhuman!

How on earth do you teach nutrition to first graders?! They have been instructed that they should eat healthy to grow big and strong, as most of us were told when we were small, but what does that really mean when you’re only six years old? But tell a first grader...

Teaching Kids will Make You a Better Farmer

I have had a variety of different positions throughout the course of my life working with kids and youth development. Somewhere along the way, I got this notion in my head that I don’t think you can truly understand something unless you can break it down simply enough...