I'm in my 12th year of teaching, 2nd year at my current school. After an initial dip in numbers when I came to this school, I've found out that my program numbers are taking a huge jump next year (Part of this comes from a large group of 8th graders; I'll have two sections of Fundamentals.) I feel like I've done a pretty good job with most of the curriculum, and word of mouth and a junior high recruitment program are helping my program to grow. This is a good problem to have and I'm excited about the future here.
Knowing that I'm getting this big group of freshmen next year, I am hoping they become the base of a successful ag program so I want to emphasize making this class a great experience for them. I've never been very satisfied with my fundamentals of ag curriculum. I intend to throw out my old Fundamentals files and start all over. I'll keep a few things but need some fresh ideas. I was hoping that if any of you had some great activities that you do with your introductory classes that you would be willing to share those.
Other classes we offer:
Advanced Life Science: Animals
(Advanced Life Science: Foods and Natural Resources are other options but not being offered next year.)
I know CASE has an intro program, but I won't be able to attend that training this summer (already attending two others) but hope to possibly do so next year. Thank you in advance for any help/suggestions you can offer.
Southridge High School