Agriculture Literacy Day Registration Open
The 15th annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018. This will be the fourth and final book in a series of non-fiction children’s books developed that highlights Florida’s fruit industries.
The book, Drive through Florida: Fruit, features the animated red truck named ‘Ole Red’ that takes students on a tour around Florida to learn about our diverse fruit industries.
Readers are asked to schedule their classroom visits first and then order materials on the FAITC’s website. All materials will be mailed to readers. Readers will receive one book, teacher and volunteer flyers and one set of stickers and bookmarks per classroom, which they will deliver to the classroom the day of the reading. Please allow two weeks for delivery.
If you plan to read on May 1st, the deadline to register for materials is Tuesday, April 23rd. Readers are invited to read on any day that works best for the teacher and reader until the end of the school year. The book is geared to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Readers are encouraged to read the book ahead of time to familiarize themselves with the content before their classroom readings.
The book and materials will be provided to readers for free thanks to funding FAITC receives from sales of the agriculture specialty license plate called the ‘Ag Tag’ and a generous donation from the Florida Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee.
Agriculture Literacy Day will be moving to the fall in the 2018-2019 school year with the book These Florida Farms. Readers will be able to read throughout the school year as needed.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is a non-profit organization that educates Florida teachers and students about where their food, fiber and fuel comes from using lessons, materials, grants and other programs like Florida Agriculture Literacy Day. For more information, contact Becky Sponholtz at 352-846-1391