A Leaf Can BeA Leaf Can Be…

A Leaf Can Be… is a beautiful, whimsical, rhythmic, imaginative story highlighting some long-known roles and surprising, not-before-realized roles leaves play in nature and in connection with other creatures. Children will grasp a sense of the complexity of the natural world and the way animals, plants, sun, soil, and water depend on each other.

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Auntie YangAuntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

This is a story of two Chinese-American sisters and their families as they discover a soybean field on a Sunday drive in Illinois. Excited by their discovery, their picnic tradition grows and eventually the family hosts annual events for the whole community. The story happens at the intersection of commercial farming in the U.S. and a beloved food in Asian cultures. The purpose of this activity will be to interact with the story with discussion questions and writing activities while increasing an understanding of the agriculture that surrounds us in Nebraska.

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Farmer George Plants A NationFarmer George Plants a Nation

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to describe the relationships between events and ideas in historical informational texts, explain how the author uses evidence to support information in nonfiction text. Students will also gain an understanding of composting and it’s many benefits.

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PB HoorayPB and J Hooray

Students will complete a sequencing activity, based on the book PB & J Hooray! to help identify where the ingredients from common food(s), peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, come from, with a special emphasis on wheat, a major Nebraska Crop.

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