(April 25, 2016, Carrollton, Georgia). Central High School Agriculture Students visited Roopville Elementary School’s first grade classes today as a fun end to a week of testing. The Central students in enrolled in the agricultural leadership course developed three fun filled Mr. Jared Griffis Principal Central High School chs.carrollcountyschools.com 113 Central Road Carrollton, GA 30116 Phone: 770.834.3386 Fax: 770.832.0103 Facebook.com/centralhighlions Submitted by Linda Morris [email protected]_Lions Public Information Officer lessons coordinated by senior, Alexis Savage. “I think my fellow students and I were just as excited to visit with the first graders as they were to have us”, said Alexis. As a senior member interested in education, Alexis developed plans providing her peers with blueprints and list of materials for each lesson.
Students in the course were challenged to further develop instructional material for the first graders. Jacob Butler, a junior, stated, “Teaching can be more trying than I thought. We practiced the lessons for a week before we visited Roopville Elementary – I think our groups must have done ten run-throughs the help of Ms. Williford to stream line our presentations and activities.”
Lessons for the afternoon included those based on animal science, both dairy verses beef, as well as small animal care. It is the hope that the collaboration with Roopville Elementary and Central High FFA will continue and instill a love for agriculture in our young lions. Central High FFA advisors are Mr. Chuck Joiner, Ms. Laura Williford, and Mrs. Nikhol Dysart.
There are more than 610,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has over 37,500 members, making it the 3rd largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education.