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A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring’s new growth, summer’s heat, and fall’s bounty to winter’s well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep.

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Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen-it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He’s allergic! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains why we need it. This book will need to be returned.

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This teachers guide pairs perfectly with the Cotton’s Journey kit. It includes interactive lessons and classroom activities to teach students about the journey of cotton.

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A collection of interdisciplinary, hands-on activities and teaching ideas for elementary educators. Using the school year seasons of fall, winter, and spring, Project Seasons integrates science, agriculture and environmental themes into the curriculum and aims to show how all things are interconnected. Each seasonal section contains activities, extensions, background information and exhibit ideas.

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In the fall, pumpkins are everywhere: in the garden, in the supermarkets, and on doorsteps. But many students do not know how they grow from a tiny yellow seed to a pumpkin? This book brings readers into the pumpkin patch to show them how little seeds transform into big pumpkins.

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This video captures the farm habitat and illustrates the delicate interaction of the farmer and nature. The effects of the water cycle and contemporary environmental practices are shown in detail. Length: 25 minutes.

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This short video gives a glimpse into the life of a Willamette Valley Christmas tree producer. You’ll get a feel for what it takes to manage a Christmas tree farm, from growing seedlings in the greenhouse to transplanting, harvesting and shipping the trees. Length: 24 minutes.

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This is a heart-warming story about a pig named Geraldine who wants a really big Christmas tree. It’s silly and will capture the heart of Christmas tree lover’s in Oregon.

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The Year at Maple Hill Farm

Alice and Martin Provensen

This book is about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm. In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don’t lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.

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Your class can learn about food, plant exchange, movements of plants from a place of origin to new lands. Based in your garden, this year-long activity will teach about food history, cultural exchange, nutrition–all while providing opportunities for enjoyable, balanced meals.

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