Cuming County 4-H School Enrichment

Cuming County 4-H and Extension School Enrichment program is made available for all Cuming County teachers and staff.

4-H School Enrichment resources include teacher guides, student manuals, multi-media tools, teaching kits and staff presentations. The Cuming County Extension staff can teach the project to students in the classroom or provide the materials to the teacher to use.

The cost to participate in 4-H school enrichment is minimal to no cost.

How can I get involved?
  • Refer to the program list below to determine the 4-H School Enrichment classes you would like in your classroom.
  • When you have decided enrichment classes, click on the link below to complete online registration.
  • ONLINE SCHOOL ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION LINK

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  • Click the link below to download a copy of our 2019-2020 4-H School Enrichment Program Brochure. Included is a paper registration form to be mailed to our office.
  • DOWNLOAD SCHOOL ENRICHMENT BROCHURE

2019-2020 School Enrichment Programs

SPECIAL EVENT

REAL WORLD MONEY | Available for grades 7-8

This is an interactive financial management program, designed to help students become better prepared to make financial decisions. This program is held at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, NE in March.

KINDERGARTEN - 5th 

 Building a Healthy Me! | Available for Kindergarten

Stacking up choices for good nutrition is an opportunity for students to begin to lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy food choices. Students will learn about the five food groups, classify food into appropriate food groups, select healthy snacks that are made up of food groups, and understand the importance of a healthy breakfast. This program is designed to fit into the structure of the kindergarten day with fun activities, songs and reinforcement. This curriculum includes eight 45 minute sessions.

My Farm Web | Available for grades K-3

Agriculture provides for our daily needs; food, clothing and shelter as well as farmers growing plants and raising animals that are used for fuel and fiber. In this curriculum, students will explore the role of agriculture in their daily lives and understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm. Students will engage in a real-life scenario where they will put their heads together to make a pictorial chart. This curriculum consists of one 45 minute session. 

Hand Washing | Available for grades K-4

Think those hands are clean? What you can’t see can spread infection. Students will learn the benefits of handwashing, guidelines for hand washing and when hands should be washed. During this visit, youth will have the opportunity to see how well they have washed their hands using Glow-Germ which fluoresces brightly under an UVA view box. This program consists of one 30-45 minute session.

Kids in the Kitchen | Available for grades 1-3 & 4-8

Kids in the Kitchen is a program that seeks to get kids engaged with the foods they eat by getting them involved in the cooking process. Each lesson discusses a specific food group, a kitchen safety tip, a food preparation technique, and a recipe! The recipes are simple, nutritious and able to be made in a classroom setting. This curriculum includes six 45 minute sessions.

Veggie IQ | Available for grades 1-3

This lesson is extremely interactive with students testing their veggie IQ as a class and having a chance to try an array of new vegetables! We will also play a fun guessing game as we try to identify vegetables only using our sense of touch. This lesson will conclude with a delicious fruit and vegetable smoothie. This curriculum includes one 45 minute session.

WeCook | Available for grades 1 -5

WeCook is an exciting program filled with upbeat activities and fun recipes including apple monsters, energy bites, and fruit pinwheels. Each lesson focuses on a theme like motion commotion, eat a rainbow, and grainy brainy with activities and recipes to match. The goal of this program is to teach food preparation skills and nutrition knowledge to ultimately improve their behaviors and confidence. If you are looking for a hands on learning experience for your students, WeCook is the nutrition education program for you. This program consists of 12, 45 minute sessions. 

Money Cents | Available for grades 2-3

This program helps students learn more about money through listening to stories and doing “hands-on” activities. Topics will include: examining money under a magnifying glass, learning what the government’s role is, discussing the difference between needs and wants, and playing “how much does it cost” game. This program consists of three to five 45-minute sessions.

Embryology | Available for grades K-3

Give students the opportunity to witness the life cycle in your classroom. Observe the development of a chick over a three week period while giving students responsibility. This program consists of an Embryology incubator and three 45-minute sessions.

Farming in a Glove | Available for grades K-5

Students will engage in a hands-on activity where they will learn about how to grow plants and the essentials needed to promote plant growth. 

Ag-Citing Science | Available for grades 3-4

Nebraska is home to 47,400 farms and ranches, utilizing 93% of the state’s total land area. In order to ensure that Nebraska youth have the knowledge and appreciation for Nebraska’s largest industry, these lessons teach agricultural facts and celebrates American agriculture. All of these lessons are interactive are meet several state standards. Lessons include: Hot House Detective, Pumpkin Life Cycle, Positively Popcorn, It’s Made From What?, Our World, Wad a Watershed, Pizza Farm, My Cheese Burger Came From a Farm, Pig Basics, Parts of a Chicken and Egg Reader. This program can be modified to fit your classroom schedule. You can choose individual lessons.

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

Leadership Summit | Available for grades 5-6

5th and 6th graders will see the world from a new perspective and learn to be more effective leaders, as well as team members. At a critical time when early middle school students choose to take the wrong "trail" in life, help prepare them to be tomorrow's leaders and role models by helping them REACH THE SUMMIT. Students will determine the skills, qualities, values, and beliefs of effective leaders through interactive activities. This program consists of five, 45 minute sessions. 

Nutrition Pathfinders | Available for grades 4-5

The goal of this program is to help students make healthy food and physical activity choices throughout the day. Through this course of 7 sessions, students will learn to identify food groups and the levels of physical activity, identify nutrients and their role in health, how to choose the correct serving size, how to read a food label, and how to put it all together to create healthier habits. It is a fun and upbeat program that gets students up and moving while learning about nutrition. 

From Tassel to Table | Available for grades 4-5

Knowledge about agriculture in Nebraska is important. Students will learn about Nebraska Agriculture and the steps that are a part of getting food from the field to your plate. This program consists of one 45-minute session.

Edible Soil Horizons | Available for grades 4-5

Students will engage in a hands-on activity where they will identify the three layers of soil and the factors that affect soil quality and soil erosion. Students will create their own Edible Soil Horizon using different snack foods. 

Talking with TJ | Available for grades 2-6

This is an educational program to help students acquire the skills and attitudes needed to develop relationships within a culturally diverse society. This program consists of two series for two separate grade levels.

Teamwork Series | Available for grades 2-4.

This program helps students improve their skills in making group plans, appreciating differences, including people of diverse backgrounds in group activities and working as a team.

Conflict Resolution Series | Available for grades 5-6

Through this series, students learn important skills managing anger, choosing alternatives to violence, respecting different viewpoints and using “friendly” words rather than “fighting” words to communicate feelings.

Microbes in Food | Available for grades 5-7

This hands-on project emphasizes the need for proper hand washing in the home and school; and microbiology. Students discover where germs lurk in their school, how germs grow, how to wash their hands correctly and other interesting experiments. This program consists of two or three 45-minute sessions. 

What's On a Food Label? | Available for grades 6-8

Students will gain confidence and skills as they learn to navigate a food label to better be able to calculate calories, fat, and serving size. Students will have an opportunity to compare their serving size to what is recommended on the food label for a visual representation. We will finish the lesson by going over the various symbols on a food label including Kosher, Experation Date, GMOs, and organic labeling. They might be suprised to learn why those who are Kosher are unable to eat Lucky Charms. This curriculum consists of one 45 minute session.

Prevent Portion Distortion | Available for grades 6-8

This is a fun unit that goes through how portion sizes have drastically gotten larger throughout the years and the effect of that on our nation's health. Students will learn about the correct portion sizes using household items and how to navigate supersized portions. We will finish the lesson with a snack that will test students ability to recall portion sizes of foods. This curriculum consists of one 45 minute session. 

Choose Health, Food, Fun, and Fitness | Available for grades 4-8

This program promotes healthy eating and active living for life. Lessons include fun activities like a fiber relay race, delicous recipes like the great green smoothie, and conclude with students setting their own health goals. It is the most well rounded nutrition program that truly sets the foundation for lifelong healthy choices all the while keeping kids engaged with fun games and delicious recipes. This curriculum is a great addition to any classroom with its valuable, easily applied information and life skills. This program consists of six, 45 minute sessions.

Exercise Your Options | Available for grades 7-8

In this program, students are trained in how to identify problems, consider options and develop plans in order to make healthier food and physical activity choices throughout the day. This program begins to incorporate higher forms of learning such as analyzing the food group foods, evaluating influences on food choices, and explaining the importance of a healthy breakfast. It doesn't stop there as students finish this program with learning how to overcome the obstacles that can get in the way of healthy habits. This curriculum consists of six 45 minute sessions. 

CATCH | Available for grades 4-8

CATCH Kids Club is a program aimed at solving health problems facing our middle school youth like screen time, healthy snacking, and the importance of eating breakfast. Students are trained in how to identify problems, consider options, and develop plans in order to make healthier food and physical activity choices throughout the day. This program begins to incorporate higher forms of learning such as analyzing the food groups, evaluating influences on food choices, and explaining the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This active curriculum is a great way to get kids moving and learning. It is the perfect addition to any health or P.E. class. This program consists of six, 45 minute sessions. 

Robotics | Available for grades 4-8

Hands-on Lego’s are fun for most kids as they learn how to design and built their robot using EV3 Lego Kits. The robotics software enables students to learn to program their robots for different tasks. This program teaches problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, teamwork and using technology. This program consists of 6, 1-hour class sessions. 

High School

Eat, Move, Win | Available for grades 9-12

This program is a modern day nutrition curriculum that is delivered completely online! It is engaging, organized, and easy to use! Each session not only provides new information, but allows students to access prior knowledge for mastery of the content. Worksheets and handouts are provided so that there is tactile learning as well. Kahoot games, pop quizzes and discussion questions are all included in this complete online learning system. This curriculum consists of five 45 minute sessions. 

Choose Health, Food, Fun, and Fitness | Available for grades 9-12

This program promotes healthy eating and active living for life. Lessons include fun activities like a fiber relay race, delicous recipes like the great green smoothie, and conclude with students setting their own health goals. It is the most well rounded nutrition program that truly sets the foundation for lifelong healthy choices all the while keeping kids engaged with fun games and delicious recipes. This curriculum is a great addition to any classroom with its valuable, easily applied information and life skills. This program consists of six, 45 minute sessions.

Rethink Your Drink | Available for grades 7-12

Rethink Your Drink is an eye opening lesson where students will learn and measure exactly how much sugar is in their favorite beverages. They will learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Stop drinks and how to read a drink label so they know exactly what is in various beverages. If you are seeing your students with soda, energy drinks, and sugary coffee, this is a great lesson to help them make healthy choices. This program consists of one, 45 minute session. 

ALL AGES

Marathon Kids | Available for all grades

Kids need to have at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, but research shows only 1 in 5 kids reaches that minimum. Marathon Kids is a grant funded running program through NIKE. Kids at any fitness level set goals and track their progress to complete four marathons. They run or walk one lap at a time or one day at a time to reach their goals. NIKE will also award kids for each marathon completed with fun prizes. Grant applications are due by September 15th. If you are interested in bringing Marathon Kids to your P.E. class, afterschool program, or recess, please contact Hannah Guenther at hannah.guenther@unl.edu.

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Give us a call and we will find a 4-H School Enrichment curriculum that will fit your classroom needs!