This school year has been anything but easy. Between sanitation procedures and virtual learning platforms, many teachers and students are more stressed than ever. So how can you help? Treat the teachers and classrooms in your community to FARM Crates!
In an effort to support teachers and students as they navigate education during a pandemic, Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom are offering FARM Crate Subscription boxes to you, one of our valued members.
FARM Crates are hands-on, educational fun for the teachers and students in your life. They bring back the normalcy and fun of field trips into the classroom, whether students are meeting in person or online.
Similar to other subscription boxes like Stitch Fix or HelloFresh, FARM Crates are delivered to K-5th grade classrooms across the state at the start of each month. Each crate includes a food or agriculture book, Agriculture in the Classroom lesson resources, a hands-on, grade-appropriate lesson and support materials, an online extension activity and a teacher gift.
We have two FARM Crates left in 2020! Visit the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom store subscription tab to purchase November and/or December crates. Thanks to support from the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, you’ll receive each crate for $30 (a $50 value).
Learn more about the two remaining 2020 FARM Crates below. And check back on the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom website to purchase 2021 FARM Crates. Buy seven months, get two free!
November Turkey Takeover FARM Crate
It’s time to talk turkey! You’ll be thankful you subscribed to the November FARM Crate as you tour a Michigan turkey farm, learn more about how turkey gets to your Thanksgiving table and experience hands-on STEM lessons along the way. The crate is stuffed (pun intended) with a seasonal book, grade-appropriate hardcopy and virtual lesson plans, a special teacher thank you gift and more.
December Trim the Tree FARM Crate
Ever wondered where all those fir and balsam trees at Home Depot come from? Purchase the December FARM Crate to virtually meet a Christmas tree farmer, tour his farm and do seasonal hands-on STEM lessons that meet grade-level content standards. As always, there's a special book, teacher gift and lesson plan resources to celebrate the season in style!