Just For Teachers

Teachers can get all kinds of information about the field trip experience to Farmer Ganyard’s Fall Harvest Festival at Upchurch Farm. Our resources include planning tips, lesson plans and classroom activities for before and after your visit.

Pumpkin Lesson Plans

Here are ideas for your lesson plans to integrate your curriculum into the field trip to the farm: curriculum ideas include art, music, science, history, literature, spelling and vocabulary lists, as well as fine and gross motor activities. The suggestions are listed in developmental and age appropriate levels. Included also are follow-up activities after you’ve completed your trip. We’d love for you to share your suggestions for this area!
Also see: Pumpkin Facts
Go to: Pumpkin Lesson Plans

Corny Field Trip Ideas

This section is filled with suggestions for games, crafts, songs, child-friendly recipes, art, classroom decorations, and more.
Also see: Corn Facts
Go to: Corny Field Trip Ideas

Planning your Field Trip

This is information regarding your actual field trip: a checklist of things to accomplish before you leave your school; guidelines for guiding your students safely through the Upchurch Farm activities, a general map of the farm; contact information before and after your trip; follow-up activities; a survey for your evaluation of and suggestions for our agritourism program.
Go to: Planning Your Field Trip

Download: Farmer Ganyard Coloring Sheet

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