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Competitive/Judging Events

Cotton Boll/ Consumer Judging

                                Coach: Kellie Day

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity   
  • Promote cotton in communities
  • Make knowledgeable, rational decisions when purchasing goods and services
  • Select, use, maintain and dispose of goods and services in ways that maximize resources
  • Obtain clothing, goods and services to meet needs and reflect lifestyles, personal values and goals
  • Act as responsible consumer-citizen with an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the consumer, business and government
  • Learn to communicate reasons for choices made

Standards:

Elementary School:

SS5E1 -The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events; SS5E2 - The student will describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy; SS5E3 - The student will describe how consumers and businesses interact in the U. S. economy; SS5E4 - The student will identify the elements of a personal budget and explain why personal spending and saving decisions are important.

Middle School:

SS6E4 - The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving, and investing; SS7E4 - The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving, and investing.    SS8E5 – The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving, and investing.

High School:

SSEPF1 - The student will apply rational decision making to personal spending and saving choices; SSEPF3 - The student will explain how changes in monetary and fiscal policy can have an impact on an individual’s spending and saving choices; SSEPF4 -T he student will evaluate the costs and benefits of using credit; FCS-CF-4 -Students will explain the processes involved in managing personal finances; FCS-CF-8 -Students will critique savings options; FCS-CF-11 - Students will analyze the need for financial management to meet goals.

 

Life Smarts

Coach: Kellie Day

The LifeSmarts program content is aligned with the Common core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). The Common Core Language Arts Standards places renewed emphasis on academic/content vocabulary and the interpretation and evaluation of non-fiction text.

According to the common Core State Standard Initiative, “key shifts” are required to implement the Language Arts Standards. These shifts include:

  • Regular practice with complex texts and their academic language
  • Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from texts, both literary and informational
  • Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction

The LifeSmarts content areas of Finance, Consumer Rights and Responsibilities, Environment, Health and Safety and Technology encourage mastery of content vocabulary, the interpretation of informational text and the application of critical thinking. To become “college and career ready” youth in the LifeSmarts Program are introduced to real-world scenarios that require problem solving and the application of core skills. LifeSmarts content is also especially relevant to content literacy in the areas of Social Studies and Science/Technical Subjects.

The LifeSmarts Program directly relates through content and process to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

Standards:

Reading

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.8

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.8

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.3

Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as a

ppropriate.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7

Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

 

Poultry Judging

              Coach: Kellie Day

Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation.

During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to th

eir quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons.

Participants compare their opinion of an animal against the ideal as specified by industry experts, and learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts into a cohesive set of reasons justifying their decisions. The skills of decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving are acquired throughout the process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation.
  • Develop the techniques of logical, accurate decision making, learn to recognize reasons for decisions and
  • develop the ability to express reasons orally, and thereby acquire the skills of decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Develop leadership abilities, build character and assume citizenship responsibilities, and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes for lifelong use.

 

Standards

Elementary School Level (Grades 4th and 5th):

S4CS1 and S5CS1 Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

S4CS2 and S5CS2 Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary or analyzing and following scientific explanations.

S4CS3 and S5CS3 Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities utilizing safe laboratory procedures.

ELA4LSV1 and ELA5LSV1 The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student

, and group verbal interactions.

ELA4C1 and ELA5C1 The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats.

ELA4R3 and ELAR5R3 The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly.

Middle School Level (Grades 6th – 8th):

S6CS1 through S8CS1 Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

S6CS4 through S8CS4 Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating equipment and materials in scientific activities.

ELA6RC3 through ELA8RC3 The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly.

ELA6C1 through ELA8C1 The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats.

ELA6LSV1 through ELA8LSV1 The student participates in student-to-student, student-to-teacher, and group verbal interactions.

High School Level (Grades 9th – 12th):

SCSH1 Students will evaluate the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.

SCSH2 Students will use standard practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

SZ5 Students will evaluate the relationships between humans and other animals.

ELA9-12SV1 The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

 

Livestock Judging

               Coach: TBA

The Livestock Judging Contest is a 4-H program which develops self-motivation, self-esteem and responsibility. Students have the opportunity to strengthen their communication and leadership skills in an environment which allows contribution to group effort; encourages teamwork and promotes acceptance of differences. Cloverleaf, Junior and Senior 4-H members are eligible to compete in Livestock Judging. There are Junior and Senior divisions; Cloverleaf 4-H’ers who are at least nine years old may compete in the Junior division. 4-H’ers may participate as individuals or a team of three to four youth of the same age division. The three main components of the contest are evaluating a class of animals of the same species, answering questions about at least one group, and then justifying their placing through a set of oral reasons. Participants compare their opinion of an animal against the ideal as specified by industry experts, and learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts into a cohesive set of reasons justifying their decisions. Competing as team members assists youth with the development of social skills, cooperation and managing feelings, as they become comfortable with working alongside others toward a common goal; integrity, sportsmanship, decision-making abilities and public speaking skills are strengthened through the Livestock Judging experience. Participants are also able to develop a knowledge and respect for agriculture and its importance to the community and to the international economy.

Objectives of 4-H Livestock Judging:

  • To acquire a better knowledge of livestock and develop skill in selecting good livestock.
  • To learn to identify breeds and classes of livestock and help improve livestock on the farm.
  • To learn how to make individual decisions and support them with oral statements. 
    Competition Guidelines:
  • Study and learn to judge beef cattle, hogs and sheep.
  • Enter a community and/or county 4-H livestock judging contest.

Standards

Elementary School Level (Grades 4th and 5th):

S4CS1 and S5CS1 Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

S4CS2 and S5CS2 Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary or analyzing and following scientific explanations.

S4CS3 and S5CS3 Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities utilizing safe laboratory procedures.

ELA4LSV1 and ELA5LSV1 The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

ELA4C1 and ELA5C1 The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats.

ELA4R3 and ELAR5R3 The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly.

Middle School Level (Grades 6th – 8th):

S6CS1 through S8CS1 Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

S6CS4 through S8CS4 Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating equipment and materials in scientific activities.

ELA6RC3 through ELA8RC3 The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly.

ELA6C1 through ELA8C1 The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats.

ELA6LSV1 through ELA8LSV1 The student participates in student-to-student, student-to-teacher, and group verbal interactions.

High School Level (Grades 9th – 12th):

SCSH1 Students will evaluate the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.

SCSH2 Students will use standard practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

SZ5 Students will evaluate the relationships between humans and other animals.

ELA9-12SV1 The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

 

Horse Quiz Bowl

    Coach:  Kellie Day

State Contest:  

The Georgia 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl is held each January, and this year we will hold one state contest at Atha Road Elementary School in Walton County. Teams of either four or five members from one county compete in a game show type format and answer questions related to equine subject matter. Play consists of double elimination tournament style matches where two teams compete at a time. A county can bring up to two senior and two junior teams to the area contest. Cloverleaf, Junior and Senior 4-H members are eligible to compete in Horse Quiz Bowl. Cloverleaf will compete in the Junior division, and these 4-H’ers members must not have completed the 8th grade as of January 1 of the current year. Seniors must be attending the ninth grade or above and must not have passed their 19th birthday as of January 1 of the current year. Members of the winning senior division team become master 4-H'ers and go on to compete in national competition.


Teams form in November, so contact Kellie Day to be a part of this fun and exciting event.