First Peas to the Table -
First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden Written by Susan Grigsby and illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Albert Whitman and Company)
Maya loves contests, so she is excited when her teacher announces that her class will plant a garden like Thomas Jefferson's. They'll also have a First Peas to the Table contest just like Jefferson and his neighbors had. Maya plants her pea seeds with a secret head start--found in Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book. But her friend Shakayla has plans of her own for winning the contest. . .
To celebrate First Peas to the Table, The American Farm Bureau’s Book of the Year, they created a fantastic Educator’s Guide. The guide provides pea growing tips, and a wealth of information from science to history. Also, check out their School Garden Ag Mag– a great resource for students as they learn about what it takes to grow a garden.
At Albert Whitman's site, you will find free downloads for materials including lessons ideas for teachers, coloring pages, and pea contest tips.
And don't miss the lessons and activities provided at the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom site.
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