McNairy Central’s Career & Technical Education Class, Teaching as a Profession I & II / Future Teachers of America students were honored to be part of Ag Literacy Week in McNairy County on November 13th-16th, 2023.

Mrs. Molly Stanfield’s students were able to read to Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade classrooms in all five elementary schools in our school district. Over 1,000 students learned about the importance of agriculture in their community.

  • Pre-K classes learned about fruits, vegetables, and MyPlate through the book “Right This Very Minute”.
  • Kindergarten classes learned about dairy and beef from “Tales of the Dairy Godmother”.
  • First graders were taught about locally grown crops like corn, soybeans, and cotton and were read “Where Oh Where Does the Yellow Corn Grow?”.
  • Second graders got a visit from Smokey the Bear thanks to Brandon Hall and Joel Henson from the TN Dept of Ag Division of Forestry and learned about forestry from the book “Travis Visits a Tree Farm” and “Smokey Bear Story”.

It was a busy but productive week for everyone involved. “I am truly blessed with the best students! They all participated by reading and dressing up in costumes related to the books they chose. I am so proud of all their hard work! We have all enjoyed our week with the elementary school students and teachers”, said Mrs. Stanfield.

Mrs. Stanfield would like to thank the following partnerships and sponsors for making this opportunity possible for her future teachers and all of the elementary school students: McNairy County Farm Bureau, McNairy County Farm Bureau President - Rhodes Platt & Board Members, McNairy County Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom - Glenda Barron, TN Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry - Brandon Hall & Joel Henson, McNairy County Career & Technical Education Director - Shane Stults, McNairy County School Coordinated School Health - Shelva Moore & Amy Coffman, UT Extension McNairy County - Schancey Chapman, Stanfield Farms in Ramer, TN, TN Soybean, The Cotton Board - Grant Saum, & TN Corn.

Teaching as a Profession I students include: Hannah Coleman, Addison Day, Jordan English, Lydia Green, Marlie King, Jaylee Morris, India Robinson, & Taland Williams. Teaching as a Profession II students include: Mary Ella Griswell, Ellie Hall, Claire Morris, Scarlett Pickett, Chloe Strickland, & Kendall Vandiver. 






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