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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom



Featured Teacher: Christie Puckett, Maysville

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom (AITC) has many outstanding teachers using AITC lessons in their classrooms. We are pleased and proud to spotlight some of them monthly.

March is National Nutrition Month

Green is good for you! Have a green lunch for St. Patrick's Day.

  • green grapes
  • spinach salad
  • split pea soup
  • green-colored milk
  • saltine crackers painted with green food coloring
March 2 is the Birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day
March 30 is the Birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. Happy Birthday, Vincent!

The image of a farmer with the arm extended and throwing seeds on the furrows of the field was one of Van Gogh's favorite representations of farmers. In 1888, while the artist was staying at Arles, he painted various scenes of the Sower, most of them inspired by Jean-Francois Millet, who years earlier painted many scenes of farmers and sowers. But soon Van Gogh would show a personal interpretation of these traditional scenes, introducing the impressionist style to the countryside, with short strokes and the application of vibrant colors. In the painting above, the sower is the main object in the painting. The big, dark tree located next to the sower divides the painting diagonally. In the back a big round sun finishes the trilogy of big figures.