Read “ME” Agriculture Day 2011

Valley Grange has been a strong supporter of the “Read ME” program since it’s inception. Developed by the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom organization, the program involves volunteers reading and giving out agriculturally themed books to Pre K to 4th Grade Classrooms. This all takes place during Ag Week, March 14 – 18 2011.

Again this year, Valley Grange is working to schedule classes in concert with Sheila Richards of the PSWCD. Our Bookworms have volunteered to handle S.A.D. 4–Piscatquis Community Elementary School. Teachers/administration from other districts might want to check out the program at the MAITC site where there’s preliminary information about the program and forms to request classrooms be included. Those in Piscataquis or Penobscot counties might also considering contacting Sheila by email or giving her a call at the PSWCD office in Dover Foxcroft.

While Valley Grange Bookworms believe we’ve got Guilford covered, there may be a need for volunteers in others schools and districts… this is huge fun and it’s only one day a year so being a volunteer just makes sense! Again, check with Sheila and see what the opportunities are!

Another Simple Thinking Test…

Since visitors to the site seem to like “thinking tests”…

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?”

“Well,” he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.”

“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”

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