Students enrolled in "Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources" began to dive into a communications unit that taught about the importance of verbal, non-verbal, and written communication. One of the first activities done as a class was Activity 2.2.2. Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil. Students worked together on a beautiful day to create shapes with string without seeing or talking. Groups had to create a perfect square, octagon, and 5-pointed star while being blindfolded but allowed to speak, with sight but allowed to speak, or while speaking with sight! It proved to be a challenge for these 1st-year Ag students to learn about the importance of teamwork.
|Students decide how to make a 5-pointed star while|
being able to speak with their blindfolds removed.
|Another group brainstorms how to make an octagon|
with their string. Students enjoyed the challenge
of working with their peers outside the classroom.
On Tuesday, October 1st, 9 students from CV FFA attended the Fall Leadership Conference hosted by the PA FFA State Association and the 2014 Penn State Student Teachers. The first-year members attended FFA stations to learn about the history of FFA, conferences, and how to get more involved in the organization. Chapter Officers attended a specific workshop to learn about their duties within the chapter. After lunch, students combined together for a workshop about the Washington Leadership Conference and the true meaning of community service.
|WLC Workshop at the Fall Leadership Conference|
exchanging community service ideas via a 'Balloon Pop.'
|Group photo from 2013 Fall Leadership Conference.|
Front Row: P. Smith, A. Pauletta, J. Robinson, A. Klinger.
Back Row: CV FFA Reporter A. Emig, CV FFA President L. Shatto, N. Hirsch,
CV FFA Secretary M. Yorlets, and CV FFA Sentinel S. Christie.
|Nate (Purple shirt) evaluates|
4 cuts of meat during the
Meat Judging Class.
|Makenzie does her best|
to answer questions
about quality assurance.
|CV FFA members pose after the KILE Stockman's Contest.|
Front Row: C. Murlatt, K. Paulus, A. Emig, E. Goodhart.
Back Row: N. Crain, Z. Phillips, W. Williams, N. Short, and M. Yorlets.