Agriculture Reading Hour
How to Participate
By signing up for the program you agree to:
- Read the book, Barn at Night, to a classroom.
- Donate the book to the school library or classroom.
- Submit a photo of your book reading experience to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.
Thank you for seeing the need for agricultural awareness and joining us to take agriculture directly into a classroom. With a $15 donation, you can provide a volunteer a book to take into the classroom to help approximately 20 students learn about agriculture.
Be prepared. Practice reading the book silently to yourself so you can decide where to pause, where to ask questions, and where to expect reactions.
Introduce the book. Explain that you are a part of agriculture and want to share about what you do with the students.
Read the book with expression. Vary your voice volume and tone throughout the story. Make sure to smile!
Hold the book to the side. As you read, hold the book to the side of your body and slowly move the illustrations in front of the kids.
Allow time for responses and reactions. Don’t rush through the reading experience. Invite the kids to comment on the story and its illustrations and share your experience with the topic.
Have a good time!