Flat Aggie Project

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The Kansas Farm Mom asked for volunteers for a project she was working on with her son’s first grade class.  She needed farmers/ranchers/agricultural folks who were willing to do a report about their farm and or ranch and send it back to the class.  She hoped for seven volunteers so that there would be a report for the last seven weeks of school.  Because I love things like this and because I knew the kids would enjoy it too, I volunteered right away.  Little did I know that this would turn into something that we would never forget.

The name of this project was called The Flatt Aggie Project.  What is a Flat Aggie?  Flat Aggie is a cardboard character that the class designed.  She is based on a children’s book character Flat Stanley.  Flat Stanley is, well, flat, and he can travel through the postal service.  His friends send him all over the world to learn about different places.  The Kansas Farm Mom and first grade teacher Mrs. Piatt knew of a similar project at The House That Ag Built and decided to do something like it to bring agriculture into this first grade classroom.

We were the first farm to receive Flat Aggie and her report has already been give to Mrs. Paitt’s class.  To read it please go to:

http://talesofakansasfarmmom.blogspot.com/2013/03/flat-aggie-in-northern-missouri.html

Flat Aggie has also visited her second farm, Heim Dairy, a dairy farm in northeast Kansas.  To read all about that adventure go to:

http://talesofakansasfarmmom.blogspot.com/2013/04/flat-aggie-visits-northeast-kansas-dairy.html

I took a lot of pictures while Flatt Aggie was here.  You may have seen some of them on the FaceBook page.  We figured that it may be a little over whelming for the students, so I only sent a few to Kansas Farm Mom.  I would like to share more with you.  I hope you enjoy!  If you have any questions about this project or would like to learn more, please comment below.

Blessings to you,

Laurie – Country Link

The tractor

Seed warehouse 2     Ag Day at the school 4

 Day 1 meeting the cat        Day 1 arrival 2

Covered Bridge 3

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4 comments on “Flat Aggie Project

  1. High Heels & Shotgun Shells says:

    Flat Aggie is heading to western Kentucky tomorrow with me, so this should be interesting. Loved reading about y’all’s week!!

  2. I remember doing Flat Stanley myself as a first grader and it was so much fun to see where my, and the rest of my classmate’s, Flat Stanleys’ traveled. I’ve enjoyed seeing your Flat Aggie photos on facebook. It sounds like a fun project!

  3. Can’t wait to read what she does with you!! She is going to so many interesting places. The kids loved this project and I hope we get to do it again someday.

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