At Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, we know that your resources as educators are often limited. That’s why we are excited to offer these fun, FREE, opportunities to you and your classroom!
There are two types of kits we offer:
These are kits that are available in limited quantities (there are typically only eight kits available each month) to educators on a monthly basis. Kits are created for students at a particular grade range - for example K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 - and meet Minnesota state standards. Monthly kits are given to educators who request them, typically on a first come, first served basis. This is not a subscription but instead allows educators to request kits on an individual basis for lessons that fit in with their classroom’s curriculum.
Our kits are based on the standards-based lessons available to you for FREE right here on our website in the Curriculum Matrix. In addition to a great lesson, your kit will also include materials you may need to execute this lesson in your classroom. Most kits have all of the materials but some kits might require that you obtain a few pieces like perishable items.
Monthly kits are available by contacting your Regional Curriculum Specialist typically on a first come, first served basis. If you aren’t already connected with your Regional Curriculum Specialist, see the map below and reach out - we’d love to hear from you!
Each Regional Curriculum Specialist does this differently. Some give you the Monthly Kit to use for your classroom and then pick up any unused materials at the end of that timeframe. Some have you keep the Monthly Kit for future use or ask that you give it to a fellow educator to help spread the wealth!
We would LOVE to see how your classroom enjoys the Monthly Kits! Please feel free to share your experience on our social media platforms (on Facebook at @MNAgintheClassroom and Instagram at @mnagliteracy). In addition, we are constantly working to improve what we offer to educators but we cannot improve it if we don’t know what needs improving. After each kit is used, please head over to our Virtual Barn and provide feedback on your experience!
Loanable Kits are available on an ongoing basis for educators who request to borrow them. Loanable kits have more extensive equipment and/or materials in them and therefore are offered in very limited quantities. Because of this, we highly recommend connecting with your Regional Curriculum Specialist as early as possible to reserve the kit that interests you.
There is currently one loanable kit available but watch for three new loanable kits coming soon!Now Available: The Little Red Hen
Your Regional Curriculum Specialist will work with you to determine the best schedule for your classroom!
We would LOVE to see how your classroom enjoys the Loanable Kits! Please feel free to share your experience on our social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram). In addition, we are constantly working to improve what we offer to educators, but we cannot improve it if we don’t know what needs improving. After the kit is used, please head over to our Virtual Barn and provide feedback on your experience!
The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Foundation supports the efforts of Regional Curriculum Specialists across the state to connect K-12 educators with FREE MAITC resources for their classrooms.
See the map to connect!
Here are some of the kits we've done in the past! Join our email list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what will be available for next month!
Kits are updated on an annual basis based on your feedback! Please let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like and what you would like to see in the future by providing your feedback through our Virtual Barn!
February 2020 - K-2 Kit
John Deere, That's Who
February 2020 - 3-5 Kit
Who Grew My Soup
March 2020 - K-2 Kit
From Sap to Syrup & My Farm Web
March 2020 - 3-5 Kit
April 2020 - K-2 Kit
The Amazing Honey Bee
April 2020 - 3-5 Kit
Three Sisters Garden