This project connects volunteers from the agricultural community to local classrooms! Trained volunteers read the featured book and complete an activity with the students. Sign-up today for this project by clicking the applicable button below.
The goal of AITC’s Literacy Project is to improve both the reading and agricultural literacy of Oregon students in grades K-4. Each year a new agriculturally-themed book is chosen and a lesson is developed that reinforces the message of the book. Then hundreds of enthusiastic, trained volunteers bring in-class field trips to classrooms throughout Oregon.
The book this year, Allison Investigates: Does Chocolate Milk Come from Brown Cows?, is a fun and engaging story about curious and inquisitive Allison, who questions that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. One morning, she sets off on an investigation to discover the truth for herself! Filled with cows, farms and fun, this book helps readers discover the journey of milk from cows to you!
The AITC Literacy Project runs March 6 through the end of the school year. Trained volunteers schedule times to visit schools and read to students grades K-4 and do a hands-on lesson that meets Oregon standards to reinforce the book’s message. Start to finish, the reading and lesson take 45 minutes. The program is free and all materials are completely prepared by AITC. Each classroom receives a copy of the book.
Volunteer Training Session
Planned training sessions will be held at the following events. Specific times/rooms will be posted when made available. AITC staff is happy to arrange additional volunteer trainings upon request.
Oregon Women for Agriculture State Convention
State FFA Convention, Redmond
A copy of the Lesson Plan can be found here: COMING SOON!
2016 Spring Literacy Project Training Video
Below are schools that have already requested a volunteer. The schools are broken up into one of four areas: Portland-area, Western Oregon, Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon. If you are interested in working with one of these schools, please contact Austin Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-1318.
Brookwood Elementary School, Hillsboro
Corbett Grade School, Corbett
Hartley Elementary School, Portland
Hudson Park Elementary School, Rainier
MITCH Charter School, Tualatin
Springville Elementary School, Portland
St. Rose School, Portland
Battle Creek Elementary School, Salem
Clear Lake Elementary School, Keizer
Country Faith Christian Academy, Newberg
Eagle Charter School, Salem
Holley Elementary School, Sweet Home
Kings Valley Elementary School, Philomath
Mary Eyre Elementary School, Salem
Myers Elementary School, Salem
Oak Grove Elementary School, Albany
Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Pleasant Hill
Schirle Elementary School, Salem
Swegle Elementary School, Salem
Waverly Elementary School, Albany
M A Lynch Elementary School, Redmond
Pine Creek Elementary School, Drewsey
Three Rivers Elementary School, Sunriver
Bellview Elementary School, Ashland
Malin Elementary School, Malin
Siuslaw Elementary School, Florence
After the Project
Thank you for participating in the 2017 Literacy Project! Once you have presented to your classrooms or had a volunteer visit please click on the button below to fill out the correct Participation Form.