Welcome to Farm School!

Farm School

Elementary through High School Science course based on National Ag in the Classroom Curriculum

  • Preschool (4 yr olds) through 1st grade will meet on Monday from 9:00a-9:45a. Their lessons will be age-appropriate science activities to engage their young brains. We will have a farm-related story time followed by a craft.
  • 2nd grade-4th grade will meet on Monday from 10a-12p. These lessons are a little more challenging to encourage thought, and we will explore various agriculture themes.
  • 5th grade-7th grade will meet on Monday 12:30p-2:30p. These lessons are more STEM focused and will involve group projects as well as individual activites.
  • *New this semester* 8th grade-10th grade will meet on Monday from 3p-5p. These lessons will also be STEM focused involving group and individual projects. We will discuss topics that are affecting farmers today and potential solutions.

Fall 2022 (9/19-11/14)

This semester we are going to continue to build on the knowledge that we have been exploring for the past year, while introducing some new concepts for our first-time students.

Our preschool through 1st graders are going to learn about life on a farm, and broad ag-related concepts through storytime and craft projects that they are able to take home. The goal of this class is to spark an interest in ag, and relate their everyday life to the ag industry that made it possible.

The 2nd grade through 4th graders will be learning about beef and dairy cattle. We will discuss genetics of animals as well as crops. We will introduce some food-based topics this semester to help students learn about the work that goes into their everyday life.

The 5th through 7th grade class will be learning some of the building blocks of the food in their refrigerator. We will be learning about pasteurization, fermentation, and bacteria’s role in food processing. The students will also have the opportunity to learn more about biofuels and beeswax!

Our new 8th through 10th grade class will dive into the science of food. We will be learning about proper beef management, the science of milk and milk products, and what’s the deal with dough?! We will also be discussing the genetics of apples. The semester will end with a focus on honey and its preservation.

Class information

Registration opens 7/16. Registration fees help cover cost of materials for the semester. Class sizes are limited, please register early to secure your spot!

  • All classes are $30, and registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Note: Your registration is NOT complete until your registration fee has been paid. At that point your child’s spot will be secured in the class.

Class fees:

  • PreK-1st grade: 45 minute class, $15 per class.
  • 2nd- 4th grade: 2 hour class, $30 per class.
  • 5th-7th grade: 2 hour class, $35 per class.
  • 8th- 10th grade: 2 hour class, $35 per class.

MUST READ:

If you register for the class, you are expected to pay for the entire semester. Payments are broken down into monthly tuitions for your convenience. Monthly tuition payments are due prior to first class of the month. If your child cannot attend the class, payment is still required due to advance purchasing of materials.

COVID: Masks are optional at this time. We ask that if you or anyone in your family has had an exposure, please keep your child home.

Please click the SIGN UP button below to register.

A little about the teacher

Hi, I am Jessica! I have been a homeschool mom for 6 years to my three children (12, 11 and 9 years old). I grew up working on a farm but transitioned into healthcare as an adult. After my children were born, I always made it a priority to get them out in nature for hands on learning experiences. Five years ago, my family and I moved to our homestead in Johnston County. We have learned so much more through gardening, composting, raising livestock and bees. We are also active in our local 4H community.

I am excited to be able to offer your children some ag-based learning opportunities, and can’t wait to see everyone this spring!

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