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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

May, 2017


May Featured Teacher: Chris Magie, Sallisaw

Oklahoma Crop Calendar


Mother Goose Day is May 1

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating of curds and whey
There came a spider
And sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Read more Mother Goose rhymes and identify those with agriculture-related subjects or themes.

Make curds and whey (cottage cheese) in honor of Little Miss Muffet.


May 5 is National Hoagie Day

It is said the Hoagie got its name during World War I from an area of Philadelphia named "Hog Island." It was a worker's sandwich, sometimes also called a "hobo." Explore the agricultural connection of the word "hobo" with Hoboes on Harvest


Children's Book Week is May 1-7

It all begin in 1919, with the idea that children's books can change lives. See our extensive list of Ag-Related books for Children and Young Adults.


Mother's Day is May 14

Craft ideas for Mother's Day gifts

Learn about mothers and babies on the farm.


May 10 is Apron Day

Simple instructions for students to make their own aprons, with a great story about the history of aprons.


The Homestead Act was passed May 20, 1862.

Learn more about The Homestead Act with this online lesson: Busting the Prairie.

Learn how land was divided for homesteading: Surveying - 19 Chains and 50 Links

Our Story: Free Land (Smithsonian Museum of American History)

Celebrate Oklahoma's Beef Cattle

Dress Up Like a Cow: Beautiful Bovine


Ag in Art: Lascaux Cave Paintings


Some of the earliest known works of art were paintings of the ancient aurochs, ancestors of the present-day domesticated bovine we know, found on the walls of caves in Lascaux, France. The paintings are estimated to be 37,000 years old.

More Ag in Art

Ag in Poetry: Poems About Cows

The Cow

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple tart.
She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
The pleasant light of day;
And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers.

More poems about cows, with activities

More Ag in Poetry


May is World Trade Month

World trade is very important to Oklahoma agriculture. Oklahoma Wheat on the World Market


Take it Outside: Outdoor Activities for End-of-Year Celebrations

Stick Horse Rodeo

Territorial Games

More Games


Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.