top story Kuna FFA PALS program ends another successful year By Emberly Stroebel and Katie Hettinga Kuna FFA Reporters Danielle Wiley May 17, 2017 (…) × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now Submitted by the Kuna FFA Chapter Fourth graders from Kuna play in hay with the Kuna FFA Chapter. Buy Now Submitted by the Kuna FFA Chapter The Kuna PALS program, where the FFA teams up with local fourth graders, smiles for a group photo. PALS stands for Partners in Active Learning Support and it’s a program that has been implemented in the Kuna FFA Chapter for 18 years.It is a way for our Kuna FFA members to become more involved in our community and gain necessary leadership skills, through teaching fourth graders at Teed Elementary School about the agriculture industry.Many of our agriculture students choose to go on to pursue agricultural education, so this is a unique way for students to get the teaching experience they’ll need. Story continues below video × Advertisement Our high school PALS have the option to either lead an entire class with lessons, or be one-on-one with a fourth grader to help them with the activity and understanding lessons. High school students are able to develop meaningful, encouraging relationships with these fourth graders. This year, it was chaired by Mason Roberts, Jacob Rowland and Savannah Stroebel.We started out in October with a harvest season-themed activity and lesson. Our class leaders presented on some of Idaho’s most important crops, and the processes they go through to get to your dinner plate.The next activity was in November, and we helped the fourth graders make ice cream from scratch. The fourth graders learned about dairy products from a video made by the PALS chairmen. The third activity was in March. Fourth graders came to our greenhouse so they could plant flowers for Mother’s Day. They also learned about how the greenhouse works, and the basics of photosynthesis.Our final activity was May 4, the Ag Olympics. Fourth graders came to the high school again to play some games in the sun, as a last fun day with their high school PALS.We would like to thank all of our partners at Teed Elementary as well for making this program so successful. The chapter is so excited to work with you again in the coming years! More from this section At the library Posted: May 24, 2017 Kuna FFA Competes at various district events Posted: May 24, 2017 Local teen works part time to raise money for educational opportunity Last updated: May 22, 2017 At the library Posted: May 17, 2017 At the library Posted: May 10, 2017 Tags Ffa Kuna Greenhouse Sale Vegetables Fruits Flowers Plants Gardening Agriculture School Grader Pal High School Education Student Danielle Wiley Follow Danielle Wiley Close Get email notifications on Danielle Wiley daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever Danielle Wiley posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow Danielle Wiley Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.